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.
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.
Kelechi was also featured on the Good Morning America website to share her story, and on Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin. She joined The Social Changery to talk about suicide prevention on the Do More Good Podcast, and her story is also featured in the Live Through This Project.
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.
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.