Epistemic Injustice in Suicidology w/ Jess Stohlmann-Rainey – SPSM Chat May 17th, 2020


This week on SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Carly Larson (@TheJuniorisHere) and Dr. Joel Schwartz (@JoelSchwartzPsyD), and Hudson Harris (@MentalStrategy) discuss the topic Epistemic Injustice in Suicidology with guest Jess Stohlmann-Rainey (@JessStohlmann).

Watch as we discuss such topics as:

What does suicidology claim to know and how did it come to know those things?

What are some potential conflicts of interest in suicide research?

What does socially just and equitable research look like?

Why is it important to diversity who is seen as a knower and produces knowledge?







Further Reading and Watching:

Jess Stohlmann-Rainey – Live Through This

Epistemic Injustice and Suicidality – Sam Lilly

Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing – Miranda Fricker

An Introduction to Epistemic Injustice – University of Birmingham




Credit: Dese’Rae L. Stage

Jess Stohlmann-Rainey (she/her) is a mad, queer, voice-hearer. She is an activist, community worker, researcher and writer whose work focuses on ethical and justice-based emotional support for people experiencing suffering, with special interests in liberating people who are victimized by forced treatment, self-harm, are impacted by suicide, and use drugs.


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Gender, Sexuality, and Identities That Empower w/ Mariangela Abeo – #SPSM Chat May 10th, 2020


This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Carly Larson (@TheJuniorisHere) and Dr. Joel Schwartz (@JoelSchwartzPsyD) discuss the topic “Gender, Sexuality, and Identities That Empower” with guest Mariangela Abeo (@MariangelaAbeo), creator of Faces of Fortitude.

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

What are some links between gender exploration and/or sexuality self-identity distress and suicidal intensity?

What has been your personal experience with gender and/or sexuality exploration if any?

Why are the binary concepts of gender and sexuality harmful to society as a whole?

How can we as a society better support people who may be exploring their gender or coming into what their sexuality is?







Further Reading and Watching:

Faces of Fortitude

Celebrate the Survivor: Creating a Safe Space around Suicide | Mariangela Abeo | TEDxYoungstown

Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide Among Adolescents: A Look at Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Gender identity conversion linked to psychological distress, suicide attempts

Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in persons with gender dysphoria.

Teens who hide sexual orientation have higher suicide risk, study finds – NBC News

Teens who hide sexual orientation have higher suicide risk, study finds – NBC News





Mariangela Abeo (they/them) is a Mental Health Advocate, Speaker, Producer and Photographer + Creator of the Faces of Fortitude project; a movement in portraits that lays a foundation for healing for those affected by suicide by providing a safe, stigma-free space for mental health and suicide to be discussed. As a self trained photographer and producer, she currently presents Keynote and Signature Talks about a range of topics within the suicide and mental health arena, such as Safe Spaces for Celebrating Survivors, Words Policing around Trauma in Society, How Post Traumatic Growth Can Help You Find your Purpose, and The Power of Grass Roots Cross Narration, with accompanying pop-up image galleries. She has photographed over 160 Faces and counting, her images have been part of 3 art exhibits, and Faces of Fortitude has a rapidly growing social media fan base. A fine art book with poetry about depression and photographer’s notes is in the works and set to be published in late 2020.


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Introducing Our New Co-Hosts: Carly Larson and Dr. Joel Schwartz

SPSM Chat is proud to introduce to the world our new live show co-hosts Carly Larson and Dr. Joel Schwartz. Both Carly and Joel will join us this Sunday 6pm PDT when our guest will be Marianglelo Abeo, founder of Faces of Fortitude. You can learn more about Joel and Carly and their respective work experience from their bios listed below. We hope you’ll warmly embrace them as you have the rest of the SPSM Chat team. See you all Sunday!






JOEL SCHWARTZ, PsyD.

@DrJoelSchwartz


Dr. Joel Schwartz is a licensed clinical psychologist with Total Spectrum Counseling in the South Bay of Los Angeles County. He specializes in therapy and testing for the misunderstood. As a therapist, he is warm, compassionate, and strongly humanistic, allowing for all the oddities and unexplored aspects of his clients to emerge and be validated. As a testing psychologist, Dr. Schwartz specializes in difficult and complex cases. Dr. Schwartz is currently building a consulting business specializing in educating about and working with neurodiversity across the world.

Dr. Schwartz grew up in Southern California. He developed an early interest in psychology, strangely enough, from a childhood filled with science fiction and horror stories. These stories often provided fascinating looks into human psychology and the human spirit. Dr. Schwartz attended UCLA as an undergrad where he conducted research in the field of neurolinguistics. From there, he attended Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf School of Clinical Psychology for his Master’s and Doctorate degree. He has worked in various settings including colleges, clinics, a federal prison, and residential treatment centers. Through his experience with a vast array of individuals he has stuck with one important lesson among many; as the psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan said, “We are all more human than otherwise.”



CARLY LARSON

@TheJuniorIsHere


Carly Larson (she/her/hers) is a non-abstinent person in recovery, certified peer support specialist, suicide attempt survivor, and drug decriminalization and legalization enthusiast who is currently involved in her state’s initiatives to rectify the challenges brought on by the poisoned drug supply and overdose crisis.






SPSM Chat is co-hosted by Rudy Caseres, Joelle Marie, Carly Larson, Dr. Joel Schwartz, and Hudson Harris. We stream live (as well as host a Twitter chat) every Sunday evening at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Each week we have a new expert guest to discuss the most important issues in the world of suicide prevention. All past episodes can be viewed on our YouTube channel and at SPSMchat.com. We are also on FacebookTwitter/Periscope, and Mixer.

Content warning: SPSM Chat includes content about suicide and other experiences that may be traumatizing to you. You may experience strong or overwhelming emotions as a result. If you find yourself in distress or crisis, we encourage you to seek out support that works for you. Many people find it helpful to talk to a friend, family member, or someone else they trust.

If you would like formal crisis support, you can call National Suicide Prevention Lifelineat 800-273-8255, Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada), or The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386. If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can text HOME to 741741 to get to Crisis Text Line, or you can try Lifeline Crisis Chat.

If you’d like to talk to a peer, warmline.org contains links to warmlines in the United States. If you’re not in the U.S., you can go to iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres for a connection to crisis centers around the world.

Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services. A warmline is least likely to do this, but still might have these policies. You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you.

The following do not implement any restrictive interventions for people considering suicide:

Peerly Human online support groups: peerlyhuman.blogspot.com

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada)


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The State of Suicidology w/ Doc Foreman, Bart Andrews, Tony Wood, and Chris Maxwell — #SPSM Chat April 26, 2020

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres) and Hudson Harris (@MentalStrategy) discuss the topic “The State of Suicidology” with guests Dr. April Foreman (@docforeman), Dr. Bart Andrews (@BartAndrews), Tony Wood (@adwww), and Chris Maxwell (@chrsmxwll) AKA “THE OG #SPSM Crew.”

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

Defining “suicidology”

What do you feel like your role is a suicidologist?

What are some topics that don’t get enough attention at suicide prevention conferences/events?

What are some aspects/approaches of suicidology that need to change immediately?

 

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SPSM Chat is co-hosted by Rudy Caseres, Joelle Marie, Marie Shanley, Danielle Glick, and Hudson Harris. We stream live (as well as host a Twitter chat) every Sunday evening at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Each week we have a new expert guest to discuss the most important issues in the world of suicide prevention. All past episodes can be viewed on our YouTube channel and at SPSMchat.com. We are also on Facebook, Twitter/Periscope, and Mixer.

***Content warning: SPSM Chat includes content about suicide and other experiences that may be traumatizing to you. You may experience strong or overwhelming emotions as a result. If you find yourself in distress or crisis, we encourage you to seek out support that works for you. Many people find it helpful to talk to a friend, family member, or someone else they trust.

If you would like formal crisis support, you can call National Suicide Prevention Lifelineat 800-273-8255, Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada), or The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386. If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can text HOME to 741741 to get to Crisis Text Line, or you can try Lifeline Crisis Chat.

If you’d like to talk to a peer, warmline.org contains links to warmlines in the United States. If you’re not in the U.S., you can go to iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres for a connection to crisis centers around the world.

Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services. A warmline is least likely to do this, but still might have these policies. You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you.

The following do not implement any restrictive interventions for people considering suicide:

Peerly Human online support groups: peerlyhuman.blogspot.com

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada)

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r/BlackMentalHealth with Ashley Jaye — #SPSM Chat April 12, 2020

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick), and Joelle Marie (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss the topic “r/BlackMentalHealth (s/UicidePrevention)” with guest Ashley Jaye (@ashleyjayeaye).

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

What are some of the realities facing Black people who experience mental distress?

How might Borderline Personality Disorder present differently in Black people than other populations?

How can the taboo of suicide be addressed in Black communities?

How can online communities like Reddit help change the conversation around Black mental health?

 

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Ashley Jaye is a solo performer, mental health advocate, and sloth lover diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Depression. She has created 3 self-written solo performances called A Spike Lee Joint, Dee Pearson is (More Than) a Bully, and Who Wants to be Neurotypical? (F.K.A. Channel BPD) respectively. Her solo performances hilariously and honestly highlight the complex racial, sexual, societal, and cultural intersections of mental illness for Black Women, topics she never imagined herself speaking about. Jaye has performed for the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) in Marin, at The Marsh theaters in Berkeley and San Francisco, and at the Stage Werx Theater in San Francisco. In February 2020, she created a subreddit called r/BlackMentalHealth: a Reddit community for Black people seeking support and resources pertaining to their mental health. r/BlackMentalHealth has over 190 members and is growing! She hopes that her solo performances and mental health advocacy bring awareness and understanding to the debilitating illness of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and that Black people who suffer from a mental illness will feel less alone in the struggle.

Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @ashleyjayeaye, watch her solo performances on YouTube under “Ashley Jaye”, or join the subreddit r/BlackMentalHealth on Reddit.

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SPSM Chat is co-hosted by Rudy Caseres, Joelle Marie, Marie Shanley, Danielle Glick, and Hudson Harris. We stream live (as well as host a Twitter chat) every Sunday evening at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Each week we have a new expert guest to discuss the most important issues in the world of suicide prevention. All past episodes can be viewed on our YouTube channel and at SPSMchat.com. We are also on Facebook, Twitter/Periscope, and Mixer.

***Content warning: SPSM Chat includes content about suicide and other experiences that may be traumatizing to you. You may experience strong or overwhelming emotions as a result. If you find yourself in distress or crisis, we encourage you to seek out support that works for you. Many people find it helpful to talk to a friend, family member, or someone else they trust.

If you would like formal crisis support, you can call National Suicide Prevention Lifelineat 800-273-8255, Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada), or The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386. If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can text HOME to 741741 to get to Crisis Text Line, or you can try Lifeline Crisis Chat.

If you’d like to talk to a peer, warmline.org contains links to warmlines in the United States. If you’re not in the U.S., you can go to iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres for a connection to crisis centers around the world.

Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services. A warmline is least likely to do this, but still might have these policies. You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you.

The following do not implement any restrictive interventions for people considering suicide:

Peerly Human online support groups: peerlyhuman.blogspot.com

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada)

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