Webinar: preventing suicide among gay and bisexual men, Tuesday May 30th 10:00am PST

Published 15, May, 2017
Author // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

Presented by CATIE and The Network: BC's gbMSM Health Resource.

Webinar: preventing suicide among gay and bisexual men, Tuesday May 30th 10:00am PST

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Suicide is the ninth leading cause of death among Canadians, responsible for nearly 4000 deaths each year. While everyone is susceptible to the feelings of hopelessness and despair that precede suicide, gay and bisexual men are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide in their lifetime than heterosexual men. Moreover, the suicide rate among gay and bisexual men in Canada is comparable to the current death toll from HIV/AIDS. 

Suicide is preventable. However, we still have much to learn about why gay and bisexual men consider suicide and the best way to support men struggling with suicidal thoughts. In this webinar, Dr. Olivier Ferlatte from the Men’s Health research program at the University of British Columbia and Dr. Travis Salway from the BC Centre for Disease Control will present recent findings from Canadian research on this urgent public health issue. 

Dr. Olivier Ferlatte is a post-doctoral research fellow with the men’s health research program at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia and the director of the Still here project (www.stillhereproject.ca), a photo voice project featuring LGBTQ individuals affected by suicide.

Dr. Travis Salway is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on health inequities experienced by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people. He is currently doing a postdoctoral research fellowship at the UBC School of Population and Public Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control, where he investigates health services solutions to elevated rates of depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, and substance use among LGB Canadians.

If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, there is help.  Visit http://suicideprevention.ca to find a crisis center in your province or territory.

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This webinar is presented in partnership by CATIE and The Network: BC's gbMSM Health Resource. To become a member of The Network, and to receive regular updates directly, please sign up here!  Or, for more information, visit the Network's website, here.

Thank you,

Jody Jollimore

Director of Policy. CBRC

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CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

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