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Youth Suicide Prevention the Topic of Fall 2010 Series of Free Webinars from Well Aware

August 18, 2010

National experts offer insight on suicide as the third-leading cause of death for America’s youths ages 15-24

SHEBOYGAN, Wisc., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Three leading experts on youth suicide will be featured this fall in a new series of interactive webinars from Well Aware, a national youth suicide prevention program. This series includes school-based strategies for suicide prevention, helping youths who have lost a peer to suicide, and crisis response for schools and communities after a youth suicide has occurred.

This free webinar series is sponsored by the Wyoming Dept. of Health, with federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

WHAT: Well Aware Webinar Series on Youth Suicide Prevention

WHEN: Fall 2010, all from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET

>> Sep. 29th: SCHOOLS AND SUICIDE: Latest and Best School-Based Strategies, with Madelyn S. Gould, Ph.D., M.P.H. with Columbia University, whose pioneering research in youth suicide prevention informs best-practice programs delivered in schools and other community settings.

>> Oct. 12th: THOSE LEFT BEHIND: Helping Students Who Have Lost a Peer to Suicide, with David A. Brent, M.D., with the Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, whose work has broken new ground in the understanding and treatment of youths at risk of suicide.

>> Nov. 3rd: CRISIS RESPONSE: When a Student Dies by Suicide, with Scott Poland, Psy.D., with the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention at Nova Southeastern University, whose widespread influence on research-based crisis intervention has effected positive changes in school systems across the nation.

WHERE: Participants can register for these webinars by visiting www.wellawaresp.org/webinars.php.

WHO: Open to any adult who interacts with or influences policy affecting youths, such as school administrators, community youth services providers, student services personnel, school board members, education policymakers, community prevention coalitions, law enforcement officers, and juvenile justice personnel.

About Well Aware

Well Aware is a multi-faceted strategic communications program to better inform and engage education administrators, policymakers and influencers in youth suicide prevention.

Located at www.wellawaresp.org, Well Aware is a program of the PDV Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to advance communications in mental health and social services, with focus on suicide as a preventable public-health threat, one that claims 50 percent more Americans each year than homicide.

SOURCE Well Aware


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