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MHDD Webinar Series: Preventing Suicide through Empowerment of Youth with Disabilities
Presenters: Kara Ayers & Leah Smith
According to recent reports from the CDC, suicide rates among our nation’s youth have increased 56% since 2007. Further reports shows that youth with disabilities are 4 times more likely to have suicidal ideation than their nondisabled peers. In an effort to address this at-risk but underserved population, we have developed curriculum that will give young people the tools to navigate the ableism and stigma they experience as a person with a disability. We plan to discuss this curriculum along with our current work through the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities, focused on the medical discrimination that people with disabilities often face when seeking mental healthcare in times of crisis.

Learning Objectives:
After the completion of the webinar, participants will be able to

- Explain how the lived experience of disability can impact suicidal ideation
Identify aspects of a suicide prevention curriculum developed for youth with disabilities
- Describe inequities in mental healthcare faced by youth with disabilities and their families

Course Outline:

Introduction and Housekeeping
Preventing Suicide through Empowerment of Youth with Disabilities
Q & A

Content Level: Beginner

Sep 17, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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