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Changing the Conversation Around Suicide for the Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Community
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: Virtual Trainings

The transgender and gender nonbinary (TGNB) community has vastly higher rates of suicide risk when compared to the general population in the United States of America. The high rates of suicide risk are due to the increased number of risk factors specific to the TGNB community. As the research grows, the conversation is shifting from focusing on risk factors to protective factors. The TGNB community has numerous protective factors that can be used to build the resilience of TGNB individuals and thus prevent possible suicide attempts. Anyone, as a professional or community member, can become a protective factor for TGNB individuals. Risk factors, protective factors, and ways to successfully serve as a protective factor are discussed.

This conference provides 2 contact hours of continuing education credit for social workers. Certificates will be provided following the training.

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Registration fees

Members: $30

Non-Members: $40

Presented by: Dr. Dana M. Cea, pronouns she/her or they/them, PhD, MS, CPSS (NC), CRC, LCMHCA (NC), NCC

Dr. Dana M. Cea, pronouns she/her or they/them, PhD, MS, CPSS (NC), CRC, LCMHCA (NC), NCC, is a volunteer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a mental health professional, a survivor of suicide loss, and an adjunct professor. She enjoys working with LGBTQ+ misfits, parents/partners/families of LGBTQ+ loved ones, and survivors of suicide loss. Dana lives with mental health disorders, her spouse, and their three dogs. Contact her at

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