Joanne L Harpel, Mphil, CT, JD
suicide bereavement & Postvention specialist
ASK THE EXPERTS: LGBTQ SUICIDE
"Ask The Experts was incredibly helpful and thought provoking”
Whether you’ve lost an LGBTQ loved one to suicide, are worried about someone, or just want to better understand, one of the nation’s leading experts on LGBTQ suicide thoughtfully addresses some of the most frequently asked questions, including:
Is being LGBTQ a risk factor for suicide?
Why do so many LGBTQ people seem to die by suicide?
Does gender-affirming care affect suicide risk in trans youth?
Who should watch?
Anyone who’s lost an LGBTQ loved one to suicide
Anyone who’s worried about an LGBTQ family member or friend
Clergy, funeral directors, clinicians, health professionals, educators, and anyone else who wants to support those who’ve lost an LGBTQ loved one to suicide
LGBTQ people and anyone else who wants to better understand suicide in LGBTQ people
This program was streamed live on November 3, 2022 and was recorded. You can purchase the program materials and Zoom recording below.
Ann P. Haas, PhD is Professor Emerita of Health Sciences at The City University of New York, and an internationally recognized researcher, author, educator, and consultant on suicide in LGBTQ populations. As the longtime Director of Research and the Senior Director of Education and Prevention at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, she was the leading advocate for national recognition of suicide risk among LGBTQ populations. She served on the groundbreaking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, which played an essential role in expanding targeted research and prevention initiatives for sexual and gender minority individuals. She lives in Rhode Island with her wife of 31 years.
Ann P. Haas, PhD
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LGBTQIA+ people who’ve lost any loved one to suicide. More information is here.