Suicide is a complex problem for which there is no single cause or reason. It is the second leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 15, and the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24. According to the CDC, 619 youth between the ages 10 to 15 lost their lives to suicide in 2013. Among youth and young adults between the ages of 16 to 24, more than 4,600 lives were lost to suicide that year. KSOC-TV presents a suicide intervention-informed approach to address suicide prevention and facilitate healing.
On Tuesday, June 9, at 2 p.m. EDT, with SAMHSA’s Dr. Richard McKeon, Active Minds’ Ashli Haggard and Dr. Julie Goldstein Grumet, SAMHSA’s Gary Blau will explore the principles of suicide prevention that are critical to recovery during its latest live, interactive KSOC-TV webisode, “Preventing Death by Suicide: Strategies to Help Children, Youth, and Families.”
State and local community leaders, health care providers, child- and youth-serving agencies, and caregivers are encouraged to watch and participate in the webisode to learn how to address the consequences of trauma and facilitate healing among children, youth, and families.
What: KSOC-TV live, interactive webisode, “Preventing Death by Suicide: Strategies to Help Children, Youth, and Families”
When: June 9, 2 p.m. EDT
Where: Participate online as we webcast live.
Bookmark this link for June 9: http://bit.ly/1CczDwA
Who: Moderated by SAMHSA’s Gary Blau, Ph.D., Branch Chief, Child, Adolescent and Family Branch
- Richard T. McKeon, Ph.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Suicide Prevention Branch, SAMHSA
- Ashli Haggard, 2014-2015 Public Relations Chair, Active Minds at Maryland and 2014-2015 President, Active Minds National Student Advisory Committee
- Julie Goldstein Grumet, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Director of Prevention and Practice, Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Mark your calendars and join the live Q&A by tweeting questions using the hashtag #KSOCTV. Be sure to share with your social networks and spread the word!