Social influencers of health and suicide in Black youth
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Black youth and the numbers of Black youth who have died by suicide have increased since 2009. What is contributing to this increase? How can we better support our Black youth? Join us for an engaging 4-part webinar series as we explore answers to these questions and discuss some of the social influencers and stressors that have been associated with increased suicide risk. Throughout the series, we will explore the role of masculinity and emotional expression in Black boys, discrimination and bias toward Black LGBTQ+ youth, and racial stress and trauma.
In this introductory webinar, we will describe social influencers of health and their disproportionate impact on the social and emotional well-being of Black youth. We will also explore protective factors that foster strength, resilience, and radical healing in the Black community.