Culturally Responsive Suicide Prevention with Joyce Chu
Source: The Mental Health Check-In
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: People experiencing Suicidal Urges
Topics: Suicide Postvention, Suicide Prevention
Effective suicide prevention involves being culturally sensitive to the individuals who are at risk. Clinical psychologist and researcher Joyce Chu of Palo Alto University discusses how traditional suicide risk assessments often miss the mark with diverse populations. She and her colleagues at the Santa Clara Department of Behavioral Health have launched an innovative new “culturally responsive” training program called “Be Sensitive, Be Brave,” to help individuals serve as the eyes and ears in their neighborhoods in preventing suicide among diverse populations.