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Stronger Communities: LGBTQ Suicide Prevention

A full-day conference sponsored by a local AFSP chapter intended to raise awareness about LGBTQ suicide risk, research findings and strategies for LGBTQ suicide prevention in local communities.

About the conference

Stronger Communities: LGBTQ Suicide Prevention is a full-day conference sponsored by a local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The goal is to raise awareness about LGBTQ suicide risk, bring research findings to the attention of professionals and the public, and explore strategies for LGBTQ suicide prevention in local communities. The agenda includes plenary and breakout sessions that feature national and local experts on LGBTQ mental health and suicide risk and will be focused on making mental health, suicide prevention, and education an LGBTQ community priority.

Host Chapters for 2022

Glassboro, NJ – March 16, 2022
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Salt Lake City, UT – June 24, 2022
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Pewaukee, WI – July 22, 2022
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Featured experts and topics at our 2022 conference series

Questions of Life and Death: Seeking Answers about Suicide Deaths Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People
John A. Blosnich, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for LGBTQ+ Health Equity, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California

Allies Who CARE: Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Crisis
Chris Bright, Director of Public Training, The Trevor Project

Let’s Talk About Sex (because the silence is killing us)
Jeremy Goldbach, Ph.D., LMSW, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Suicide Risk and Prevention Among Transgender People
Jody L. Herman, Ph.D., Reid Rasmussen Senior Scholar of Public Policy, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law

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