Prevent Suicide Wisconsin 2021 Session Keynote: Lived Experience Panel (Password: PSW2021!)
Source: Prevent Suicide Wisconsin 2021
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Behavioral Health Leaders, Foster Youth, Former Foster youth, LGBTQIA+ People, Peers, People experiencing Suicidal Urges, People who have experienced Trauma, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Crisis Response System, Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Foster Care System, 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
Full Description: A facilitated panel of young adults (18-25) who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ discuss their experiences suicidal thoughts and/or suicide attempts. Their perspectives provide invaluable expertise to stakeholders engaged in this work across various sectors. By listening to and centering the voices of people who have been there, we seek to expand the conversation around suicide and suicide prevention in our state. At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to: • Empathize with and identify similarities between themselves and those with lived experience of suicidal thoughts and actions. • Identify how disclosure of lived experience benefits both the storyteller and the public. • Discuss suicide as a complex phenomenon that occurs within and beyond the context of mental illness.