As a mental health advocate and suicide attempt survivor, Kelechi works with behavioral health systems on how to consider the voices of those who have survived and considerations they have to offer. Check out the piece by The Mighty that features Kelechi and other suicide prevention experts about how we can do a better job collectively reducing suicide here.
Read Kelechi’s personal story promoting awareness and suicide prevention in O Magazine.
Kelechi joined CBS This Morning with Gayle King to discuss suicide prevention strategies and things to be aware of from an attempt survivor’s perspective. Watch the episode here.
Kelechi was invited to share her thoughts on the state of the California Mental Health System during the CalMatters Hope on the Horizon Panel – watch her join some heavyweights on the topic, including Senator Jim Beall, as she discusses the importance of integrating communities into the design and implementation of mental health services.
She is featured in The Voice Award Winning documentary The S Word, which follows the lives of suicide attempt survivors in an effort to eliminate stigma of mental health issues.
The S Word documentary is now streaming on Amazon Prime!
Kelechi often joins community conversations about suicide prevention following screenings of The S Word. Contact her for more information on how to book a screening or discussion of the film.
Read her Q&A with non-profit-mental health organization PEERS at Q&A with Kelechi Ubozoh.
Kelechi shares her personal journey and radical perspectives on the United Suicide Survivors International webinar here. Kelechi also facilitates a Trauma Informed Prevention Strategies for Educators Webinar with Leah Harris, which you can check out here.
Kelechi discussed Suicide Prevention on The Takeaway as part of WNYC Radio Studio – New York Public Radio. Listen to the interview here.
Kelechi sits on the advisory board of JASPR Health and provides content expertise. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, JASPR Health has developed a tablet-based application to help people who are suicidal while they wait in emergency departments. The app features a comprehensive suicide risk assessment that includes patient directed crisis safety planning, skill building activities to help people reduce distress, and a collection of videos from people with their own lived experience with suicide sharing their stories, hope and wisdom.
Need help or resources?
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
- The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
- Warmline.org contains the links to Warm Lines in every state if you’d like to talk to a Peer
- 24/7 California Peer-Run Warm Line: 1-855-845-7415
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
*NOTE: Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services (with the exception of Trans Lifeline). You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you. You can also utilize these resources if you are concerned about someone in your life approaching a crisis.