Speakers for 9/28
Dr. Michael Anthony Lindsey
For Blacks, stigma regarding mental health challenges and a common belief that Blacks don’t die by suicide add complexity to the challenge of saving lives. Sadly, the suicide death rate among Black youth has been found to be increasing faster than any other racial or ethic group. Black adolescents are significantly less likely to receive care for depression with pervasive structural inequities, social determinants of health, stigma and mistrust of the healthcare system creating daunting barriers to treatment. In this presentation, Dr. Lindsey will discuss signs and symptoms of depression, suicide and anxiety in Black children. He will also explore the importance of access to care, as well as preventive measures and policy.
Dr. Emily Fortney
Suicide Risk During the Perinatal Period
Dr. Marisa Marraccini
Supporting Adolescent Recovery from a Suicide-Related Crisis as They Return to School Settings
Tunja L Morton, Ed.S., NBCT