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Suicide Prevention for LGBTIQA+ Communities
Watch this recording where an interdisciplinary panel of experts explore practical strategies for suicide prevention when working with LGBTIQA+ people  
Through an exploration of suicide prevention for LGBTQIA+ communities the webinar provides participants with the opportunity to:
  • Identify factors that are likely to increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and harm in LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Describe protective factors within families, schools and communities that can assist prevention of suicide in LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Elaborate on the importance of collaboration and appropriate referrals when providing care to LGBTQIA+ communities. 

Panel List

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' bios:
  • Dameyon Bonson – (NT - Suicidologist)
  • Emerson Österberg – (NSW- Clinical, Education and Development Psychologist)
  • Dr. Atari Metcalf (NSW – General Practitioner Registrar)

Facilitator: Prof. Damien Riggs (SA- Psychotherapist)


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This webinar was produced in March 2022. The Mental Health Professionals’ Network’s webinars are produced for mental health professionals. The information is intended for suitably-experienced mental health professionals and does not replace clinical judgement and decision making. It is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. The subject matter is not exhaustive of any mental health conditions presented. Health professionals implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission. Accordingly, MHPN and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including without limitation liability by reason of negligence) to any users of the information contained in any MHPN webinar for any loss or damage (consequential or otherwise) cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information contained in MHPN webinars and whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation of the information.