Suicide takes a life every 13 minutes in the United States. It is the second leading cause of death for ages 15 to 24. And, one out of six high school students nationwide have seriously considered suicide in the last year. Suicide is a very real public health problem that continues to impact individuals from a variety of backgrounds and of all ages. By knowing what to watch for and knowing what resources are available to help, suicides can be prevented.
Middle and Upper School Parent Presentation
Wednesday, September 6, 6:30 pm
James Middle and Upper School Library
The Kim Foundation will start the conversation about suicide prevention and encourage attendees to arm themselves with information. The topics to be covered will include: warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors to watch for in individuals, how to have the conversation with someone who is suicidal, healthy coping skills for youth, and sharing local/national resources that can connect someone to help. The evening will conclude with a panel discussion by parents impacted by suicide, first responders, and health care professionals. We hope you will join us for this important and informative presentation.
Grade Level Student Presentations (for grades 5-12)
Thursday, September 7
The Kim Foundation will provide one-hour grade level specific workshops to fifth through twelfth grade students the morning of Thursday, September 7. To conclude the morning, Upper School students will also participate in a panel discussion with a similar format to the parent panel the evening prior.