Online Program

What Would Emile Durkheim Say? Research Perspectives on Suicide: Trauma, Social Networks and Stigma

Monday, November 2, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This session answers questions about culturally appropriate strategies that help populations at elevated risk for suicide: African American youth, Asian Pacific Islanders, homeless youth and women using substances. Innovative research methods are used to suggest a range of strategies that address prevention. This session features the 2015 Recipient of the Mental Health Section’s Kenneth Lutterman Award for Best Student Paper.
Session Objectives: Demonstrate the use of social network methods to map the distribution of suicide risk factors and suicide-related outcomes (e.g. suicidal ideation) in social networks. Discuss culture-specific meanings of suicide and how to develop culturally-appropriate programs that address suicide. Demonstrate principles for suicide prevention in diverse communities.

African-American Community Member Perspectives towards Suicide and Stigma of Suicide   
Wyatt Demilia, B.S., Xinlin Chen, B.S., Rong Rong (Ruby) Han, B.A., Tatiana Philippova, B.S., Kavitha Rao, B.S., Sarah Reitz, B.A., Monica Martinez, B.A., Daniel Esparza, B.A., Luba Botcheva, Ph.D. and Eduardo Vega, MA

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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