Equitable and Culturally Responsive Suicide Prevention: Increasing Equity in Communities, Part I

March 05, 2021
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Expanding inclusive, equitable, and culturally responsive suicide prevention strategies and approaches in our region and across Missouri is essential to fully address the problem of suicide in every community.

The St. Louis Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition in partnership with the Missouri Coalition of Community Behavioral Health have engaged national and regional experts to lead us in a critically important conversation about cultivating equitable and culturally responsive suicide prevention strategies and approaches to address the needs of intersectional communities of color.

Addressing the unique and diverse needs of communities impacted by suicide requires community-engaged solutions. This free series will highlight existing efforts addressing equity in suicide prevention efforts and will explore strategies and perspectives on expanding our approaches to suicide prevention in our communities, in our school systems, and within our public mental health systems.

On Friday, March 5, Dr. Pata Suyemoto and Jen Kelliher team up with Tiffany Lacy-Clark to discuss equity in suicide prevention work in our communities. Part II will take place on Friday, March 12.

Both sessions will take place virtually. Register to attend this free event.


Featured Speakers

  • Pata Suyemoto is co-chair of the Greater Boston Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition, chair of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) Alliance for Equity’s People of Color Caucus, diversity trainer and mental health activist.
  • Jen Kelliher is managing director of the MCSP and has been active in social justice.
  • Tiffany Lacy-Clark is COO of Behavioral Health Response, a St. Louis-based community mental health center.

About the Coalition

The St. Louis Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition is a group of diverse stakeholders from community agencies, public and private organizations, academic institutions, policy makers, and individuals impacted by suicide focused on fostering hope by preventing suicide in the St. Louis region by serving as a gateway for education, resources, and advocacy. Learn more at stlsuicideprevention.org.