Guyana Wellbeing Conference Presentation

On Wednesday, December 6th, 2023, at the 3rd Annual Guyana Mental Health & Well-Being Conference, IDRF showcased our presentation titled “Designing a Culturally Responsive Online Suicide Prevention Training Portal for Vulnerable Guyanese Communities.” Led by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Tayyab Rashid, the presentation integrated research findings from Ryan Brudner on gatekeeper trainings, Shameena Haniff on cultural context, and the introduction of the Online Suicide Prevention Portal by Noman Siddiqui of Nomansland Creative. This comprehensive effort combined psychological insights, empirical research, cultural sensitivity, and technological innovation to address the critical issue of suicide within Guyana’s diverse communities, marking a significant step forward in fostering mental health resilience and equitable access to life-saving interventions.