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Webinar: An Introduction to the Risk Factors of Suicide and Resources for Vulnerable Youth

Webinar: An Introduction to the Risk Factors of Suicide and Resources for Vulnerable Youth

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Presenters:

  • LeBretia White, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Tom Anderson, Tribal Public Health, Citizen of the Cherokee Nation
  • Ingrid Donato and James Wright, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Lisa Unti, ETR Associates

Description:

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents aged 15-24, and almost 20% of high school students have reported thinking about suicide. Youth who have experienced trauma, cyberbullying, and who struggle with substance use are at greater risk for suicide. Webinar attendees will learn the risk factors that can contribute to suicide, particularly among Native American and vulnerable populations of youth, and what resources are available to help prevent suicide among vulnerable youth.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this 90-minute webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors for suicide among vulnerable youth;
  • Identify unique risk factors for suicide among Native Youth;
  • Describe the impact of cyberbullying on adolescents’ social wellness and mental health; and
  • Identify state and national resources for suicide prevention.

Remember, September 10-16, 2017 is National Suicide Prevention Week. If someone is indicating or communicating suicidal thoughts, get immediate help from a mental health professional or call 9-1-1. For additional support and resources, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

To register, please click here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar. If you have questions, please e-mail shamstra@rti.org. This webinar will be recorded and archived for later viewing.

This webinar is relevant to grantees, sub-awardees, and program staff who work with youth, especially vulnerable youth.

A teenage girl stands alone.