Year: 2005 Source: Lifesavers, v.17, no.2, (Spring 2005), p.4-5 SIEC No: 20052190

After his son died by suicide, Stan Lewy wanted to do something to in suicide postvention. He chose to work with individuals who had bipolar disorder. He became ThresholdÕs only full-time volunteer where he designed a ÒvisionÓ which described a circular interaction between prevention, intervention, & postvention. He then became involved in a project of writing legislation to fund & formalize the activities & goals of the Suicide Prevention Strategic Planning Committee. Lewy is now the president & founder of AFSP-Midwest/Chicago. (LC)