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TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NONBINARY INDIVIUDALS: CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND SUICIDE
February 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Program Objectives |
- Name the reasons that transgender and gender nonbinary individuals seek mental health services
- Recall statistics surrounding suicide for transgender and gender nonbinary individuals and identify risk factors that affect these statistics
- Interpret protective factors for transgender and gender nonbinary individuals regarding suicide
- Translate the implications that risk factors and protective factors have for transgender and gender nonbinary individuals to services provided
Summary of Presentation
Many transgender and gender nonbinary individuals are seeking services related to mental health concerns and/or transition services. There are various risks factors and statistics surrounding the concept of suicide with these individuals. Career assessment professionals should be familiar with transgender, gender nonbinary individuals, and the topic of suicide. The purpose of this webinar is to provide participants with further information on this important topic.
Dana M. Cea, pronouns she/her or they/them, is a volunteer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a mental health professional, a survivor of suicide loss, and a current doctoral student at East Carolina University. She focuses her research on mental health and suicide, the LGBTQ+ community, youth, and autism spectrum disorder. Dana lives with mental health disorders, her spouse, and their three dogs. Contact her at danamcea.com