Prevent Suicide Wisconsin 2021 Session Keynote: Advancing the Dialogue: Making Real Changes for BIPOC Communities (Password: PSW2021!)
Source: Prevent Suicide Wisconsin 2021
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Behavioral Health Leaders, LGBTQIA+ People, Peers, People experiencing Suicidal Urges, People who have experienced Trauma, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Crisis Response System, Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Mental Health Treatment, Peer Support, Psychiatric or Mental Health Stabilization, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, Self-help/Emotional Regulation, Suicide Postvention, Suicide Prevention, Trauma-informed
Kelechi Ubozoh, an advocate and suicide attempt survivor, will discuss the impact of racism in how she and other peers navigate various systems, what she learned from holding healing spaces with Black employees, her experience being part of The S Word, and the importance of shifting the narrative from an individualistic and medicalized approach to suicide prevention to a new one of community and collective care. To illustrate this narrative shift, she will highlight real-life examples of BIPOC-centered networks of care proliferating outside the traditional mental health and crisis intervention setting. She will also explore insight from architects who build with an unconditional positive appreciation for people and consider person-centered spaces. From these examples, the suicide prevention field may learn valuable lessons about the needs of these historically excluded populations and concretize calls to action.
• Participants will be able to define the connection of BIPOC centered programs with suicide prevention
• Participants will identify 3 elements of Community-Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR).
• Participants will explain how structural racism in the suicide prevention field can impact culturally-responsive suicide prevention strategies.