A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON SUICIDE: EQUITY AND EQUALITY IN SUICIDE PREVENTION

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The 2021 virtual Kevin’s Song Conference on Suicide: Equity and Equality in Suicide Prevention, presented by THE DOLORES AND PAUL LAVINS FOUNDATION, will tackle suicide prevention through a social justice lens, addressing and challenging existing bias and belief systems. The journey from trauma to resilience demands that we address systemic issues to pave the way forward, from risk factors to access to quality care.

Researchers, clinicians and suicide prevention advocates will share information about suicide, suicidal persons and the repercussions of suicide at both the personal and community level. Equity and Equality in Suicide Prevention will emphasize suicide prevention for all demographics, with a special focus on high risk and underserved communities, and fairness to all regardless of one’s race, ethnicity, gender, ability, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, or geographical location.

The School Summit, presented by THE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION, will also present best practices in suicide education, prevention and postvention in the classroom, school and district – and will also address the impact of social justice on the mental health of school-aged children and suicide prevention. The School Summit sessions are part of the Conference and run concurrently with other conference offerings. The Saturday Survivor sessions will also focus on the stories of survivors – with a focus on the people with experiences from disenfranchised communities uniqueky impacted by social injestice and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us to learn how you can promote suicide prevention while honoring diversity in your family, your workplace, and your community.

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