Weaving Diversity Considerations Into Suicide Prevention Programs for Schools (PA114)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
12:00 PM–12:50 PM

  • PMD: 6,8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 7: Psychological Services for Specific Groups of Students

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. list at least one specific consideration for use with each of certain populations, such as collectivistic and indigenous cultures.
  2. identify at least three prevention programs that generalize across many cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  3. discuss at least two strategies for helping families with cultures that are not familiar with mental health understand factors related to suicide and how to decrease risk.


Suicide is an issue that spans cultural lines. Specific cultural views of mental health services are incorporated into the evidence-based interventions discussed in this presentation. These interventions include vulnerable populations such as the LGBTQ community and indigenous peoples. The interventions range from elementary to college-age students to prevent suicide-related behaviors. The most effective interventions were determined for each population and are discussed in this presentation.

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Stephanie Wietrzychowski, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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