S.O.S (Signs of Suicide and Depression): Keeping our Kids Safe
Nov. 13th, 6-7pm, in Walter Jones Library
Nov. 14th, 8-9am, in (Ross House 212/3)
Depression—a treatable condition—is a leading risk factor for suicide. Both are on the rise among our teens and young adults and have impacted the MB community. To proactively address these issues, we will be offering the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program in the middle and upper schools this year.
As MB families, you are critical partners in the effort to care for the mental health and safety of our students. So that you can receive the important information you need to best support your children, the Wellness Department and the Parents’ Association are partnering to offer these two sessions.
This program provides education about risk factors and warning signs of depression and suicide, and how to seek help if students are concerned about themselves or a friend. The SOS Program is the only youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated an improvement in students’ knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression, as well as a reduction in actual suicide attempts.
For more information or questions, email Dr. Jess Stewart, MB Psychologist firstname.lastname@example.org