Parents, guardians and trusted adults,
Transitioning into adulthood can bring big changes and intense challenges. In Oregon, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 15-24, surpassed only by accidents. Youth suicide is a serious problem, but there is hope.
Deschutes County Health Services is partnering with local law enforcement and school districts to host a series of events aimed at helping parents, community members and students learn more about youth suicide prevention. We are inviting all parents, as well as middle and high school students, and anyone who knows a child of this age to attend one of three Hope & Help: The Reasons You Need to Know More About Youth Suicide community events throughout the region.
It can be difficult at times to recognize the difference between typical problems teens have while growing up versus more serious issues. Participants will leave these Hope & Help events feeling empowered to talk about suicide and depression in productive and meaningful ways and with the resources they need to find help when needed.
Hope & Help: The Reasons You Need to Know About Youth Suicide (Stay up to date on locations @www.deschutes.org/suicideprevention)
We hope you will join us in this community conversation about preventing youth suicide. Together, we can do this