Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -
9:15am to 11:15am EST
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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Recent data from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates an alarming trend! Suicide is the leading cause of death in teenage girls, ages 15-19, outside of Africa. At some point in the last decade, self-harm began to outpace maternal mortality. And, that might not be the whole story, as suicide deaths often go under-reported due to cultural taboos.
Only 28 of 194 WHO member nations have an national suicide prevention strategy, and it is becoming critical to ensure that everyone, especially adolescent girls, has access to quality mental health care. Mental health care is different in every country, but it is apparent that most are dropping the ball when it comes to caring for teenage girls.
Join us to learn more about this alarming trend and the availability and quality of mental healthcare in New York City and throughout different regions of the world.
- Lena Alhusseini, Executive Director, Arab American Family Support Center - @Sit_lena
- Carlie Steen, Program Manager, Stonewall Community Foundation - @CarlieSteen
- Dior Vargas, Advocate and creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project - @DiorVargas
- Suzanne Petroni (Moderator), Senior Director, Gender, Population and Development, International Center for Research on Women - @suzp
All interested funders.
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9:15 - 11:15 AM Program
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