Forefront Parent Suicide Prevention education night

Saturday, March 2, 2019


FOREFRONT PARENT SUICIDE PREVENTION EDUCATION NIGHT
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6:30 - 8pm Shorewood Library
17300 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline 98133 


As our families navigate the pressures of today's world, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. Our children are faced with numerous stresses on a daily basis -- as those stressors accumulate, the potential for suicide also increases. We want to give all parents the tools to recognize and address the warning signs of a potential crisis.

This is the second year Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools join other King County schools in partnering with Forefront Suicide Prevention, a center of experts affiliated with the University of Washington.

Our work with Forefront includes training on suicide prevention for parents and faculty, refining our crisis response plan, and expanding our curriculum on student mental health. We are very excited to have Forefront’s support and to be on the leading edge of preventative care.

The biggest protective factor is the strength of our combined community. We can all be active in supporting our young people and helping them be the healthiest they can be. Our adult training is meant to equip us with an eye for prevention across the community — looking out for our own children as well as their friends, classmates, and neighbors.

Watch this video to hear what local youth are saying about suicide prevention: King 5 News - Youth Preventing Suicide.

Our Shorecrest and Shorewood Parent Suicide Prevention Educator volunteers will provide the training and our high school counselors and administration will be available to talk further where we are in our journey in our school district and high schools.

Together, we will identify warning signs, practice reaching out to a struggling child, and understand how to access additional support when needed.

Crisis resources:
  • Call - the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • Text - Crisis Text Line at 741741
  • If the person you are concerned about is in immediate danger of killing themself and/or refuses to stay safe with you, call or text 911.


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