Glenbard South High School
8/28/2019 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Too often, we hear stories of young people taking their own lives and we find ourselves asking what could have been done to prevent these tragedies. Suicide is a public health crisis. Between 2009 and 2017, the number of high school teens who contemplated suicide reportedly increased by 25 percent. Deaths by suicide among teens increased by 33 percent in that time period as well, and suicide is now the second leading cause of death among teens according to the CDC. Join us for a better understanding of suicide as we discuss the myths and facts about suicide, and prevention-tips for parents, schools, and communities. What are the risks students face today, the warning signs, and the protective factors? What are the resources and interventions for suicide-prevention that are needed in our community?