Kelechi Ubozoh, suicide attempt survivor and mental health advocate, shares her personal story navigating racism in the crisis settings and shares learnings from a multi-racial suicide prevention Community-Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) effort and examines BIPOC-centered networks of care proliferating outside the traditional mental health and crisis intervention settings.
A facilitated panel of young adults (18-25) who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ discuss their experiences suicidal thoughts and/or suicide attempts and what they wish providers could have done to better support them.
Caroline Mazel-Carlton, Director of Training for the Wildflower Alliance, shares how her experiences as a psychiatric patient and as peer worker in the public and private mental health sector have informed her work with developing the “Alternatives to Suicide” approach.
Hear directly from people with lived experience working in peer support and crisis who center choice and transparency. Learn more about alternatives responses to crisis through the role of peer support programs, peer respites and warmlines.
Theresa Nguyen provides four anti-racism safeguards to consider as we develop anti-racist programming and innovations.