Shorecrest PTSA Program deals with teen stress and depression

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Teen suicide has been in the news lately, but it's not a new problem. What's new is the focus on suicide, the causes, and hopefully the attempts at prevention on a community-wide basis.

Shorecrest PTSA is taking one of the prevention steps, by become more informed about depression and stress in the teen years and what parents can do to help their teens survive.

At their November 9 meeting, they will hear from Susan Eastguard, Youth Suicide Prevention, and Susan Peck, SAMA (see previous story) in a presentation called "Lighten the Load: A Toolbox for dealing with stress and depression in the teen years."

The meeting will be held at the Shorecrest Library at 7 p.m. 15343 25 Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

Membership information will be available at the meeting.  It is not necessary to have a student at the school to join the PTSA. 

1 comments:

Sherry S. Marlin,  October 28, 2010 at 2:42 PM  

It's important for parents of younger students to attend this important event. Depression is not just a teen or adult issue. Many depressed teens began to show symptoms before the teen years.

As a mother who lost a child to suicide, I encourage all parents and guardians to learn more about depression and attend this event, or go to the Youth Suicide Prevention website.

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