The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will hold a webinar entitled, “Suicide in California – Data Trends in 2020, COVID Impact, and Prevention Strategies.” The webinar will cover data and more detailed information at how self-harm is experienced differently by age, race/ethnicity, and/or sex, as well as current CDPH violence prevention programs. Speakers will address results from a study about violence Californians have experienced in the past year, including COVID-19 impacts, economic hardships, and health (including suicidality and gun purchases).
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.
The Human Rights Campaign provides a brief overview of mental health challenges and barriers to accessing care for LGBTQ+ People of Color. The subsequently provide Crisis/Suicide Prevention Hotlines and resources for seeking mental health support and treatment that are LGBTQ+ affirming.
LGBTQ youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than their straight and cisgender peers. True Colors United has created an online COVID-19 Action & Resource center providing the most up-to-date resources for LGBTQ youth and adults experiencing homelessness. They include resources for folxs working in the field, advocates, and people needing support.