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Suicide Prevention in African American Communities

Categories: Mental Health
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Suicide is a taboo subject that is often overlooked in minority communities. Although some communities in the past have had fewer incidences of suicide, research has shown that there has been an increase in suicide among the African American population. According to the National Library of Medicine, 1 African American die by suicide every 4.5 hours. Being able to recognize suicidal individuals who may show up in various settings is of critical importance in saving a life.

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the problem of suicide in the African American communities.
  • Identify 3 misconceptions/myths in the African American communities surrounding suicide.
  • Examine barriers that can prevent African American families from seeking mental health treatment.
  • Identify risk factors that can contribute to suicidal thoughts/behaviors in African American youth.
  • Identify protective factors that can act as a barrier against African American suicide.

Presented by: Natasha Daniels, LPC

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Student Ratings & Reviews

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This was a very good training
5 days ago
Not related
Great training!
1 month ago
Great scenarios used in this course.
1 month ago
Yes it was
3 months ago
It was a good match for me
yes it was
3 months ago
One of the best sessions EVER.
Betty Lee
3 months ago
Yes, this was a good course. It had a lot of information related to historical, myths, and impact of Suicide in the African American population. This course could use some updates with data and more recent examples of how to help someone showing signs of depression and suicidal ideations.
3 months ago
This was one of the BEST trainings I've attended, since being a foster parent. The information shared was very helpful, and I encourage all foster parents who have minority children in their care to take it the next time it's offered.
3 months ago
Suicide Prevention in African American Communities was my all time favorite live training because I have a personal connection with suicide. I was able to learn more about the symptoms associated with suicide and preventative measures.
3 months ago
It was well organized and very well put together.

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