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The Suicide Closet: Effective suicide interventions for LGBTTIQA+ people

Wednesday, September 21, 2022   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: workshop, prevention, suicide, gender, diversity, intervention

Studies have shown that for members of the rainbow communities thinking about suicide, attempting suicide and dying by suicide is far more common than in the broader population. There are identified additional risk factors which need to be considered when undertaking a risk assessment with an LGBTIQA+ person. Yet, many clinicians still fail to ask about gender or sexuality nor take into account the significance of these factors in assessing suicide risk. 

This workshop from TaylorMade provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the risk factors and effective strategies for engaging and supporting sexual or gender diverse people who are suicidal.

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022.
Time: 9am to 4.30pm.
Location: Manawa Health Campus (276 Antigua Street).
Cost: $195 plus GST per person.

Find out more about this LGBTIQA+ suicide prevention workshop, including how to register (Humanitix).

Workshop participants will:

  • Become familiar with the additional risk factors that need to be considered in undertaking an assessment of suicide of risk with LGBTTIQA+ people.
  • Learn how the impact of discrimination, heteronormative assumptions, unconscious bias, internalised homo/bi/trans phobia heightens suicide risk and can impact on the therapeutic relationship.
  • Develop your theoretical analysis of the social and psychological determinants that influence suicide risk in LGBTTIQA+ people.
  • Gain insights of what counsellors need to consider when providing crisis intervention or longer-term counselling or support with LGBTTIQA+ people experiencing suicidal ideation or behaviour.