Suicide Education


Suicide Education for Parents

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for middle and high school students.

The adolescent years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions -- difficult for students and their parents. It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil’ however, depression (among the most common of mental illnesses) does occur in some adolescents. Depression -- which is treatable -- is a leading risk factor for suicide. In addition, self-injury has become a growing problem among youth.

Our Goal:

  • To help our students understand that depression is a treatable illness

  • To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression

  • To provide students training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in themselves or a friend

  • To impress upon youth that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a responsible adult about their concerns

  • To help students know whom in the school they can turn to for help, if they need it

Suicide Education for Parents

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 5:30pm

Richards R-V School District

The school counselors, Mrs. G and Mrs. Bryant invite all parents with students in grades 5 - 8 to come learn about some suicide warning signs, risk factors, and facts about suicide. This will be held in the Richards Library at 5:30.