Dr Tracie O’Keefe teaching a webinar training for health care professionals during World Pride. Suicide Prevention in Intersex and trans groups of people
World Pride 2023 in Sydney, Australia was one of the biggest events on the planet. There were hundreds of shows and events including an international human right conference.
Sex and Gender Education (SAGE) Australia took part as a World Pride Amplified event.
SAGE has been running the Sex and Gender Diverse (SGD) Life Over Suicide Project since 2018. The book, by SAGE member Dr Tracie O’Keefe, Suicide In Intersex, Trans, And Other Sex and Gender Diverse Groups: A Health Care Professionals Guide, was published in 2019.
So, for World Pride SAGE ran a Suicide Prevention & Treatment of Trans, Intersex & Other Sex and/or Gender Diverse Patients: 1-Day Training.
It was a free six-hour webinar for doctors, nurses, naturopaths, sexologists, psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and social workers. It was teaching those professionals how to help people for SGD groups who were suicidal.
The webinar was a recognised mental health training and over one hundred attendees were able to gain professional development points.
Professionals from Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, India and Polynesia attended.
The event was sponsored by a grant from The Polly Club Sydney and O’Keefe and Fox industries LTD.