Youth Suicide Prevention: Using the Media to Begin the Conversation

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

West Long Branch

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8:30 am-Check in,
9:00am – 12 noon

Monmouth University, School of Social Work SRF Suicide Prevention Research and Training Project For more information contact: Michelle Scott, Ph.D., [email protected]

It seems like the talk of suicide is everywhere – the news, Netflix, social media, even your own emails! September is suicide prevention month as well as the beginning of the school year. We know you will have a lot going on. But please join us for a special forum to “begin the conversation!”

Depictions of suicide in the media over the last few months have certainly caught our attention. Great! But what can you do about it? What is your role in helping to prevent suicide? How do you begin the conversation with young people? What should you say and what should you not say? Are their specific “signs” when you should bring up the conversation and directly ask about suicide? How do we deal with our own feelings about the topic? Maybe a child has approached you about another student or a friend, what should we do or say? We may have a lot of questions- but it can be hard to find practical answers.

On September 20th, 2017, from 8:30am to 12 noon, the SRF Suicide Prevention Research and Training project, at Monmouth University, will be hosting a special forum called “Youth Suicide Prevention, Using the Media to begin the Conversation.” Dr. Victor Schwartz, medical director of the Jed Foundation and co-creator of the talking points around the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”, and several other mental health professionals with years of suicide prevention experience will provide answers to the questions you've got on your mind and prepare you to handle the questions - you haven't even thought of yet!

This forum is open to anyone who has interaction with youth (i.e. parents, coaches, school personal and mental health professionals, clergy)! Please join us for this important forum on September 20th. We are all in this together! For more information and to get on our direct email distribution list, please email Michelle Scott, Ph.D, at [email protected]

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Seniors
Community Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health

Last Updated: 07/20/17