Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents event this Wednesday

March 26, 2017 | by Julia Hess

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Parent Edge and the Mercer Island Forefront Team are hosting their final event of the academic year on Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents. This event will take place this Wednesday, March 29th, 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.

From Parent Edge: 
Through a presentation ran 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.

  • Mission: Forefront advances innovative approaches to suicide prevention through policy change, professional training, campus- and school-based interventions, media outreach, and support for persons affected by suicide.
  • Goal: To reduce the suicide rate in Washington State by twenty percent by 2020. Once successful, Forefront will broaden its outreach to other states where the rates of suicide in the U.S. are the highest.
  • Values: Everybody has a role to play in suicide prevention. Through education, program evaluation and system-level changes, we can increase timely and appropriate responses that can prevent many suicides.

Visit for more information on this organization.

Event Details:
This presentation is free to attend and open to parents of kids of all ages.
Islander Middle School is located at 7447 84th Ave SE.
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