18 Jan 2017
I love that the county and school district is taking community input seriously.
Read this: CDC Recommendations for a Community Plan for the Prevention and Containment of Suicide Clusters
Something that has impressed me in my community's response over the past couple of years is that everyone is involved. What I love so much is that the teens have taken off on their own, away from "adult" interaction, to work for a solution on their own. Two teens started a Coffee Shop Talk group on Sunday evenings and kept it going for nearly two years. Five other teens took intensive peer support training at the local behavioral health organization. Another group formed a Kindness is Contagious outreach. The personal power aspect of this local teen movement is giving me hope that a cure will be found.