Though I am a bit skeptical of someone calling themselves a “moral injury recovery coach,” perhaps it is a move to avoid the need for licensure. Personally, I find that the licensing laws in the US, Canada, the UK and elsewhere remove potential therapists from the pool who could most help veterans…i.e. other veterans.
Trauma and Moral Injury Recovery Coach Sharmin Prince will spearhead a suicide prevention training seminar dubbed ‘safeTALK’ on Thursday, January 30, at the National Library. The seminar will equip persons with the necessary tools to understand the nuances of suicide prevention and how to react if someone is having suicidal thoughts.
However, it does seem like this woman knows of what she speaks about:
While Sharmin’s qualifications make her highly qualified to talk on such issues, nothing beats personal experience. The woman confided that she herself had contemplated suicide, not once but on two occasions.
What I find most interesting though, is that she is from Guyana and that moral injury has made it to the land of the Jim Jones fiasco. One has to wonder what that did to Guyanese society. It would be an interesting study to examine suicide rates before and after the Jim Jones event to track.