Year: 2022 Source: Social Work in Mental Health. (2022). 20(5), 542-558. DOI: 10.1080/15332985.2022.2033904 SIEC No: 20220683
This paper presents findings of a phenomenological study entitled: Healing from Recurrent Suicide Attempts: The Impact of Being a Peer Facilitator. The study examined the impact of being a peer facilitator (PF) in the Skills for Safer Living: A Psychosocial/Psychoeducational Intervention for People with Recurrent Suicide Attempts (SfSL/PISA) group on the PFs’ healing journey. Using eight semi-structured interviews, the study privileged the lived experience of participants. The results identified four themes in survivors’ healing: new identity formation, navigating stigma, developing agency in the activation of personhood, and achieving personal mastery: skills and competencies.