Deaf Perspectives on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (9/29)

Deaf Perspectives on Mental Health and Suicide

The Center for Students with Disabilities and University of Connecticut Interpreting Services invite you to "Deaf Perspectives on Mental Health and Suicide."

This is a moderated virtual discussion about mental health and intersectionality, from a Deaf perspective. People from marginalized communities experience disproportionate mental health diagnoses, and the suicide rate among these communities reflect similar data. Many people are members of these groups in some way: they may be Deaf and Hard of Hearing, have visible or invisible disabilities, identify as LGBTQ+, or find their BIPOC identities adding to the risk factors while trying to navigate community and resources.

This event aims to foster conversations about how to tap into existing support networks and build new ones to keep ourselves and those we love safe. Feel free to ask honest questions without fear of reprisal. This is an inclusive space and we welcome all.

Panelists: Kristen Pranzl; Dr. Makoto Ikegami - LCSW; Dr. Mary Karol Matchett; Tara Nesbitt-Dyck MSW, RSW; Christina Dunams - LMSW

Moderator: Doris Zelaya

Click here for bios of our panelists..pdf

This online event will be held on Thursday, September 29th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  This event is open to the public, will be presented in American Sign Language (ASL) and will be interpreted into spoken English, along with professional Captioning Services (CART). Please see the event page for more.