Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents event on April 3rd

March 11, 2019 | by Andrea Simpson

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Join Parent Edge and the Mercer Island Forefront Team for this upcoming presentation – Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents. This event, specifically for parents, will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at Islander Middle School.

This is an important conversation to continue within our community and learning Forefront’s strategies can help save lives. Mercer Island Youth & Family counselors will be on hand to answer your questions on the information presented.

From Parent Edge: 

Through a presentation by members of the MI Forefront Team, learn evidence-based prevention strategies that you can use to help a youth in crisis stay safe and get support.  Just like first aid and CPR, this is valuable knowledge for everyone to have in their toolkit to support a healthy family and community.

From Forefront’s website:

Forefront is a place where expertise and partnership come together with a passion to save lives.

  • Vision: To foster a world that openly addresses suicide and mental health with compassion, and where every individual acts on their capacity to prevent suicide
  • Mission: Forefront Suicide Prevention is a Center of Excellence at the University of Washington focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change, and restoring hope.
  • Impact: Empowering individuals and communities, leading policy and systematic change, and restoring hope to suicide loss and attempt survivors.

Visit for more information on this organization.

Event Details:

This presentation is free to attend and open to parents of students in middle school and high school. Not recommended for kids.

Islander Middle School is located at 7447 84th Ave SE.

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