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September 2012
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Supporter Spotlight
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. Read More >
 
 

Gatekeeper Training Webinar
Screening for Mental Health will be hosting a webinar to walk you, step by step, through preparing and conducting a suicide prevention staff training at your school. The  presentation will be held Thursday, September 20th, from 2:00pm – 2:45pm. Register for this free presentation.
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome Back to School!

Welcome back! 
The Youth Programs team is excited to begin a new school year focusing on mental health education and awareness. Read on to learn how your school can address these needs through our new gatekeeper training tools and register for an informative webinar on training your school community in suicide prevention!
Thank you for your support and have a great year!
 
 
Training Gatekeepers in Suicide Prevention

World Suicide Prevention Day is today, September 10. This year is the 10th anniversary of the annual initiative marking a decade of research, awareness and prevention. The theme for 2012 is “Collaborations in Suicidology: Bridging the Disciplines,” and will focus on raising awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death on a global level. 
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The Wages of Depression
A recent study has provided more evidence to the notion that depression in the teen years can be costly later in life. The study, which was published by the National Bureau of Economic Health, is the work of Dr. Jason Fletcher, an Associate Professor of the Yale School of Public Health. In it, Dr. Fletcher concludes that adults who suffered from depression in adolescence make approximately 20 percent less money than peers who didn't have depression in their youth. He also found those with the history of depression were less likely to be employed.
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A Second ACT: The SOS Booster Program

Each fall, schools across the country work with 11
th and 12th graders to prepare them for life beyond graduation. Schools have college prep courses or transition planning periods – curricula ideal for addressing, among other topics, mental health issues and self-care in the “real world.” Our SOS Booster Program is designed to reach out to this age group and build resiliency in young adults.
 
 
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