Take 2 hours to learn lifesaving information: Youth-suicide prevention seminar/workshop next week

January 22, 2013 at 7:32 pm | In Health, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

Suicide is an epidemic – five times as common as homicide in our county – but fears and taboos keep us from talking openly about it, which may actually be keeping us from preventing it. Here’s a chance to make a difference – by learning life-saving information about dealing with suicide and depression among children and teenagers. It’s a free seminar/workshop that the Chief Sealth International High School PTSA will present 6-8 pm next Tuesday, January 29, at the conference room of High Point Library (35th/Raymond), in partnership with the branch’s teen librarian Ken Gollersrud. Two guest speakers are planned – read about them and what they’ll focus on, by going to the Sealth PTSA website.

3 Comments

  1. Not a day goes by I haven’t thought about it, it’s great to see WSB giving folks places they can turn to in crisis.

    Comment by West Seattle Hipster — 7:44 pm January 22, 2013 #

  2. Most importantly, there is an option for FREE treatment. UW & Seattle Children’s Hospital is ivolved with a project called the CARES study through the Treatment Clinic for Teens. They are a research clinic offering six months of treatment for suicidal/self-harming teenagers free of charge. One of the guest speakers will be discussing the current recruiting plan for eligible teenagers which will be continuing to enroll teens for some time. For more info: caresuw@uw.edu

    Comment by add — 8:02 pm January 22, 2013 #

  3. Do you have to be from W.Seattle or a Sealth student/parent to attend?

    Comment by nemobeansmom — 6:35 pm January 23, 2013 #

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