COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ABOUT SUICIDE

Video and PowerPoint presentation by Loyola University Chicago professor, author and suicide intervention expert Jonathan Singer, PhD, LCSW, who served as keynote speaker at Naperville School District 203 “Community Conversation About Suicide” meetings Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2017. Community resources are also provided by the district. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children age 10-14. He discussed with parents some myths and facts about suicide, national and local statistics, warning signs, and tips for parents, schools, and communities. Following the presentation, community members participated in a small group activity, discussing the risk and protective factors students face today and what other resources they’d like to see in the community.