Heidi has been working in the suicide prevention field since 1998 as an advocate, QPR Master Trainer, speaker, and author. Heidi founded Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council in 1998 which is now known as Prevent Suicide Pennsylvania. She served on the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Suicide Attempt Survivor Task Force, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Consumer Survivor Committee, and on the Board of Directors for United Suicide Survivors International.
Heidi Bryan has battled with depression most of her life, is a suicide attempt survivor and lost her brother to suicide in 1995. In 1998 with the help of her minister, Rev. Douglas Scott of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Radnor, PA, Heidi started an outreach committee called Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Committee. In 2002 nonprofit status was obtained and the name was changed to Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council and was recognized throughout Pennsylvania and nationally. Heidi is a pioneer in speaking out about her lived experience with suicide, suicide loss, alcoholism, depression and PTSD.
The first days, weeks, even months after a suicide attempt can be stressful and frightening. I've created a roadmap to help you understand what to expect.
The 988 Lifeline
988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.) Click below to learn more about 988.