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.


About spsmchat

Suicide Prevention Social Media: Weekly chats, expert guests. Sundays at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Streaming live at Twitter.com/spsmchat. Version 3.0 hosted by Rudy Caseres, Danielle Glick, Hudson Harris, Marie Shanley, and Hudson Harris. #SPSM
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