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Cultural Considerations for People at Risk for Suicide

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


June 12 2024 2:00 ET

Presenter: Shannon Brown, LPC

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There is a need for staff to be aware of their own biases when providing care to Veterans, especially those at risk for suicide. As suicide rates remain high, engaging in mental health care can be a protective factor for these Veterans. By learning the cultural characteristics to consider, staff can gain competency and skills in providing inclusive, mindful, and equitable care for those they serve.

Following this live lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the impact of biases on patient care.
  • Describe the prevalence of suicide amongst diverse populations
  • Identify considerations in clinical care for diverse populations
Shannon Brown, LPC

Shannon Brown is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and has been a Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Erie, PA, Medical Center for the last seven years. She’s a member of the Erie VAMC Diversity and Inclusion Committee and on the subject matter expert panel for the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. She possesses extensive expertise in public speaking and presenting on topics related to mental health, suicide prevention, and culture.


June 12
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm