Free Workshop - LBGTQ & Suicide
New - LBGTQ Pilot Workshop
Suicide affects people of all ages and backgrounds, but especially individuals who are part of marginalized populations. For individuals who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, or questioning their sexual identity, there are specific risk factors that may place them at higher risk for suicide than the general population. It has been estimated that the LGBTQ population is 2-7 times more likely to attempt suicide than the heterosexual population. Service providers and others hoping to support individuals who are part of the LGBTQ population would benefit from specialized suicide intervention training.
The Support Network is piloting a 1-day workshop designed to educate participants about suicide prevention and intervention, specific to the LGBTQ population. This is a workshop in progress, therefore it is a free professional development opportunity. We have designed it to meet the requirements for suicide intervention training certification. Participants will gain knowledge of the appropriate identification and response to suicide risk factors, clues, and warning signs, as well as strategies for reducing the barriers individuals at risk experience which prevent help-seeking behaviours. Further, participants will gain an increased awareness of community resources and how to connect those-at-risk to appropriate supports.
Workshop Length & Availability
This workshop is 7 hours long. http://www.thesupportnetwork.com/calendar/event/90/