Stronger Communities: LGBTQ Suicide Prevention
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.
Featured experts and topics at our 2019 conference series
Questions of Life and Death: Seeking Answers about Suicide Deaths Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People
John A. Blosnich, Ph.D.
Allies Who CARE: Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Crisis
Chris Bright, Director of Public Training, The Trevor Project
The Universal Nature of Loneliness and the Human Connection
Jeremy Goldbach, PhD, LMSW
Suicide Risk and Prevention Among Transgender People
Jody L. Herman, Ph.D.
Minority Stress and Suicide Risk: What We Know and What We Need to Know
Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D.
Understanding and Preventing Suicide in LGBT Communities
Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D.
The Critical Role of Family Support in Preventing Suicide and Promoting Well-Being for LGBT Youth
Caitlin Ryan, Ph.D., ACSW