[act-ma] Symposium on LGBT Suicide Prevention: A Call To Action

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Thu May 26 10:42:28 PDT 2011

*Hi all,

Please see the event announcement below and share with anyone you think
might be interested.

Thank you,

*Symposium on LGBT Suicide Prevention: A Call To Action *

*June 18th, 2011*

*12:00pm - 6:00pm*

*Bentley** University Waltham, MA*

*The Greater Boston Chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide
Prevention (AFSP) has designed this program to place LGBT Suicide Prevention
on the state and national agenda, and provide a framework for actions aimed
at reducing suicidal behavior in LGBT populations. This call to action seeks
to address gaps in knowledge and prevention.

*Keynote Speech by Dr. Caitlin Ryan, Director of the groundbreaking Family
Acceptance Project <http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/>*

*Breakout Session Topics:

*•          **Creating Safe Spaces across the Lifespan*

*•          **Why Words Matter in Media and Social Media*

*•          **Making Mental Health an LGBT National Priority*

*•          **The Interface of Stigma, Psychiatric Vulnerability and
Depression and Coming out as LGBT*

*•          **Suicide Prevention in Transgender Communities*

*For more information and to register:*

 *Scholarships are available. Contact Melanie at mvarady at afsp.org for
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