Not only does this study build the evidence base for the feasibility of sentinel event reviews in the justice system, but it also provides rich data on why the problem of jail suicide remains such an intractable systems issue in the United States and how some jurisdictions are trying to innovate their responses.
This guide is designed to assist in the development of concrete recommendations for advancing nation-wide and international work on LGBTQ suicide prevention.
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.