Queer Suicide Talk feat. PG Crisis Center

Join Mpowerment PG as we invite the Prince George Crisis Center
to share with us: Queer Suicide Talk

Queer Suicide Talk, developed by the Crisis Centre for Northern BC, is a workshop designed to help LGBTQ2+ individuals and allies understand suicide prevention within the queer community. This 2 hour workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid resources. Topics include suicidal behavior among LGBTQ2+ individuals, protective factors for suicidal behaviors, and ways to reduce suicide risk. By the end of the training, participants will be better able to:


- Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide.
- Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
- Apply the WALK steps (Warning Sign, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) to connect a person with thoughts of suicide to a suicide first-aid intervention caregiver.

For more information on Safe-TALK, the workshop that Queer Suicide Talk was adapted from, as well as what the evening may include please follow the link:

https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/safetalktraining/

We also know that thinking/talking about suicide can be tough for those of us who are or have considered suicide, or who have lost a loved one to suicide. If you need to talk to someone, the folks at the BC Crisis Center are available 24/7 at 1-800-784-2433 to provide over the phone support.


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Light snacks and drinks will be provided

If you have questions about the event, or would like to talk about accessibility of the event, please contact Shain @
shaing@youthco.org OR message the Mpowerment PG page directly
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Mpowerment PG is an in the north for the north community program. We are a queer centered, trans- inclusive and gender affirming space for young people to connect and learn more about ourselves and all the things that bring us pleasure.

We work to create safer spaces for all youth including those of us living with HIV.

WHEN
February 27, 2019 at 6:30pm - 9pm
WHERE
Mpowerment Lounge
1563 2 Ave Prince George BC
Back door up the stairs
Prince George, BC V2L 3B8
Canada
Google map and directions
6 RSVPS

Will you come?


YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!