Suicide Prevention Awareness in our Youth
May 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 amFree
The US and Maine have experienced an increase in suicide rates across all ages during the past decade. The increase among youth is the largest of any age
group. Suicide is a mostly preventable tragedy, and prevention rests on the intervention and support of caring and concerned people armed with information
about suicide and with the willingness to intervene. This session is for anyone who wants to prepare themselves as a resource for prevention. It includes
basic information about suicide, how to talk about it and some of the key risk factors and warning signs that may indicate heightened risk. Learn how to ask
about suicide and the resources to connect someone with the help they need. Because suicide prevention is up to all of us.
About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network:
The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a program of Crisis & Counseling Centers, is the place where Gaining Empowerment Allows Results. G.E.A.R. is run by parents for parents providing services for parents of children with emotional and behavioral health concerns.
Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs.