Why an adolescent might become suicidal, as well as how to respond to adolescents expressing suicidal thoughts, will be discussed. Participants will learn how to effectively assess adolescents for suicidal risk, how to intervene and work with parents to establish safety and seek additional support when necessary. Education on non-suicidal self-harm will be provided, including ways to assess, intervene and work with parents. Suicide within a faith community and the role of the faith leader in comforting the family and congregation will also be discussed. Resources for referrals will be provided.
This free event is presented by The Menninger Clinic and the Hope and Healing Center & Institute.