Addressing the Role Stigma Plays in Death by Suicide; HHS Region 8


Addressing the Role Stigma Plays in Death by Suicide - Workshop Wednesday Session

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Session Description


September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention states that death by suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that death by suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Addressing the role stigma plays in preventing people from seeking mental health support and treatment is a critical step in helping to reduce death by suicide in our communities.

Join our trainer Debra Brownlee, as she examines the nature of stigma, how to talk about it in your community, and strategies for addressing and overcoming it when seeking mental health support and treatment.

After attending this session, participants can expect to:


  1. Increase their understanding of the role that stigma plays in the access of mental health services.
  2. Provide skills related to communication when helping those struggling with mental health symptoms.
  3. Provide the opportunity for dialog regarding effective approaches and intervention strategies when assisting people who are struggling with mental health symptoms. 



Debra Brownlee, PhD

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