Trying to understand why teens commit suicide is a daunting task that no one wants to face, however the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board refuses to ignore the facts. Last November, over 150 local students gathered to share their opinions regarding teen suicide at a Youth Summit facilitated by the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board and the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition. The results from the Summit have been compiled and the data will be presented during a public town hall meeting on February 26th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
The purpose for this meeting is to share the students' perspective concerning the triggers of suicide in youth and combine that with the knowledge and resources of local leaders in order to create a suicide prevention strategy. The Board is calling out to parents, partner agencies, businesses, local schools, and anyone interested in the cause, asking them to attend the Forum to help devise an effective solution.
The town hall forum and press conference will be held in the 2nd floor conference room at the University of Cincinnati East Campus, located at 1982 James E. Sauls Drive, Batavia, Ohio, 45103. For more information, contact Lee Ann Watson, Associate Director of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, at 732-5400. To learn more about the Board, visit their website at http://www.ccmhrb.org/
WHAT: Teen Suicide Town Hall Forum & Press Conference
WHEN: February 26, 2013 from 6pm-8pm
WHERE: 2nd floor conference room, University of Cincinnati East Campus, located at 1982 James E. Sauls Drive, Batavia, Ohio, 45103
WHY: Learn from the experts - TEENAGERS - and local agencies concerning the triggers for youth suicide and their ideas for prevention
WHO: Clermont County MHRB; Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition; Milford Schools, CNE Schools; Companions on a Journey; UC Clermont; American Foundation Suicide Prevention; Child Focus, Inc.; FAST TRAC; Active Minds