Info session: Suicide prevention

Talk saves lives: suicide prevention info session Tuesday

“Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention” is the topic of November’s Parent University sessions, the first of which will be held Tuesday – tomorrow – at 7 p.m.

The live virtual sessions will discuss risk factors and warning signs of suicide, the research on prevention and what people can do to keep themselves and others safe. The sessions also will include a discussion about self-care.

Interested people are encouraged to register here and will receive a Zoom meeting link shortly before the presentation.

A representative of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will lead the sessions, which are geared toward families of middle and high school students. Both sessions will contain the same material, which includes information from a new program that helps students identify whether they or their friends might be struggling, how to talk about mental health with each other and when to reach out to trusted adults.

If you’re unable to make Tuesday’s session, another will be held on Nov. 30.

Parent University is a district program offering monthly trainings and workshops on a variety of subjects parents and guardians want to know about. The programs are free and conducted by local experts in their fields.