Suicide, Youth Violence and Professional Psychology: A Public Symposium
Pegasus Hotel, Kingston Georgetown, Guyana - Novemer 9, 2017 - 8:30am - 6:30pm
Little Rock Suite, Berbice, Guyana - November 10, 2017 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Guyana has the highest rate of suicide per 100,000 population in the entire world. This is an unwelcome distinction for a country with relatively limited psychological professional capacity. Caribbean psychologists are invited to join us in Georgetown for this public symposium that focuses on psychology's readiness to lead a multi-faceted and multicultural response to this public health crisis.
- Multi-ecological mental health promotion – intrapersonal, interpersonal, communal, cultural, and societal
- Multi-ecological risk assessment and reduction interventions and strategies
- Robust services for attempters
- Suicide surveillance and registration capacity-building systems
This public Symposium will be the first of several meetings over 3 days, which will culminate in CANPA's annual, in-person Executive Council meeting for 2017 on the 10th of November.