Suicide Prevention Training Series

Part 2: Suicide from a Racial Justice Lens

Suicide as an expression of resistance toward injustice

Even though suicide and mental health “conditions” can be connected, there is more to it than meets the eye. The Suicide from a Racial Justice Lens Training defines suicide as an injustice-assisted act and explores how social, cultural, and racial conditions create conditions for suicide to exist in the Latino/x and the Black community.

By the end of the training, participants will have

  • Examined the multiple purposes and meanings of suicidal thinking
  • Identified personal biases and social stereotypes about suicidal persons
  • Highlighted social, cultural, and racial conditions that can lead to suicidal thinking

The following people and organizations have experienced this training:

“This training was wonderful. The whole presentation had this living heartbeat sustained by the passion, honesty, humor, and kindness of Ysabel. Very inspiring to my personal work and my desire to be of greater benefit to my community.”

Participant

Community Action Pioneer Valley Youth & Workforce Development

“I think the presenter’s own experience, shared without any stigma, shame, or fear (and even shared with humor and passion) brought the presentation alive.” 

Participant

Springfield Public Schools Related Services and Technology

“I thought Ysabel did an excellent job of articulating the many nuances and dimensions to lived experience and how these come together in the individual. It takes a certain skill to cut through the fog of privilege in one’s audience and help them make contact with the raw reality of suicide through an intersectional BIPOC lens.”

Participant

Community Action Pioneer Valley Youth & Workforce Development

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