Annual Suicide Prevention Coalition of LI Symposium

December 08, 2020

Hosting Org: Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island

Date: December 8, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Location: This is a virtual event.

Event Link: 13th Annual Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island Symposium

The Impact of Race and Oppression in our Practice and its Profound Relevance Related to Suicide and Healing

Many of our survivors of suicide suffer in silence through feelings of isolation from their immediate communities or by the oppressive systems ingrained in many communities of color. The stressors of systemic racism has had a long last impact on BIPOC communities across this country. With such large, mounting obstacle specific communities face, how do we create opportunities for healing? 

This talk will focus on strategies to build connections and bridges with victims of violence who lack trust in the oppressive systems in place. It will look at case studies across the country to illustrate interventions to engage with BIPOC victims. This talk will also highlight how maintaining a race and equity lens in working with all victims can improve delivery of services and outreach strategies.

With Featured Speaker: Ahmed Belzai, MPH, Epidemiologist for Suicide Fatality Review Team in Suffolk County



Alexis Rodgers, LMSW 
Association for Mental Health and Wellness 
631-471-7242 x1315