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MD- SPIN Lunch and Learn: Engaging in Suicide Prevention for the LGBTQ+ Community

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Thursday 16 April 2020 12:00pm - 01:00pm

MD Spin

 

This event is part of our Lunch & Learn series on suicide prevention and mental health.

Please feel free to bring your lunch to the event.

There is research and statistical support that shows increased risk of suicidality for LGBTQ+ individuals - not due to their identity, but rather due to the discrimination and lack of acceptance they face from family, friends, society, faith, and other social circles. Conservative statistics show that 41-43% of LGBTQ+ folks experience suicidal ideation, with higher rates for the transgender community. This presentation discusses risk and protective factors for this community, the importance of language as a method to shift society from tolerance to acceptance, and ways to engage in conversation with LGBTQ+ folks to convey support and discuss suicidality.

Over the course of this  session,  suicide risk and protective factors for LGBTQ folks will be discussed. Participants will learn ways to use language that is inclusive and supports LGBTQ folks, along with strategies to engage in conversations with LGBTQ folks.

Sponsored by the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration’s Office of Workforce Development and Training.

The Office of Workforce Development and Training is authorized by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists to sponsor continuing education programs for Category A CEU (1), the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs for Category I CEU (1), the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and the Maryland Association of Prevention Professionals & Advocates to sponsor continuing education programs for CEU (1). Participants must attend all hours of the training and submit an evaluation to receive a certificate. The Office of Workforce Development and Training maintains full responsibility for this program.

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/marylands-suicide-prevention-and-early-intervention-network-17075762441

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