In this program, participants will learn how person-in-environment and social justice issues intersect with and help inform our work with suicide. Person in environment will be described as the context in which each case is embedded. Context includes the many interrelated eco-bio-psych-social-spiritual factors that every case contains.
We will also look at how social justice issues are related with suicidal ideation and actions. For example, research shows how the current pandemic disproportionately impacts vulnerable populations and can lead to increased anxiety and depression. The facilitator will emphasize practical case examples to illustrate these main ideas. Opportunities for questions, dialogue, and concrete and practice case examples will be offered.