Suicide among LGBTQ+ people is rampant. Help spread awareness on this critical topic.
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People who identify as LGBTQ+ have higher rates of both suicide attempts and suicidal ideation. LGBTQ+ youth, in particular, have seen significant increases in suicide attempts in the recent years, often aligning with the passing of discriminatory laws or policies. While LGBTQ+ people share many risk factors and clinical needs with heterosexual or cisgender peers, the development and implementation of preventative care and interventions should also address the additional minority stressors facing this community.
This webinar will provide an overview of the critical risk and protective factors, considerations for risk assessment, and intervention strategies specific to LGBTQ+ people.
Dr. Keri A. Frantell (she/her/hers) is a licensed psychologist working with university counseling students. She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Her integrated program of practice, research, teaching, and advocacy centers on multiculturalism and social justice. In both research and clinical practice, she has extensive experience working with suicidality and LGBTQ+ populations. She has published on factors related to transgender suicidal ideation and attempts, bisexual oppression and the impact on mental and physical health, and the connection between religiosity and suicidality for LGB young adults.