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Why Am I still Here? PTSD and Suicide Prevention for PLWH of Color duringthe COVID19 Pandemic

NECA AETC Region Wide - Webinar
Sep 15, 2021
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The Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center in collaboration with Columbia University's Behavioral Health Program is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, September 15th from 11 - 12pm EST.

Topic: Why Am I still Here? PTSD and Suicide Prevention for PLWH of Color during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speaker: Michael Tyler Ramos

Learning Objectives: 

  • Bring the past to the present in relation to the similarities and disparities to of the HIV pandemic,COVID, and systemic racism
  • Identify one way suicide is a manifestation of unprocessed trauma. Who is that person who doesn't want to live? Is it you or the fragmented self?   
  • Disproportionate impact on communities of color and those with underlying health conditions. Trauma gives birth to suicidal ideation as a coping mechanism. Normalize expression of feelings through suicidal ideation and follow up with safety. “I don't want to live” is it a moment? Not a thing or diagnosis

This program will be of interest to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers, case managers, and mental health practitioners. Other disciplines are also welcome to attend.