Suicide Prevention Awareness in our Youth

9:00 AM
May 19
Offered by:
  • G.E.A.R. Parent Network
Required, Register on the event page, Click here to register
  • Parents/Guardians

The US and Maine have experienced an increase in suicide rates across all ages during the past decade. The increase among youth is the largest of any age
group. Suicide is a mostly preventable tragedy, and prevention rests on the intervention and support of caring and concerned people armed with information
about suicide and with the willingness to intervene. This session is for anyone who wants to prepare themselves as a resource for prevention. It includes
basic information about suicide, how to talk about it and some of the key risk factors and warning signs that may indicate heightened risk. Learn how to ask
about suicide and the resources to connect someone with the help they need. Because suicide prevention is up to all of us.