Humanity 101 on the Homefront: Parenting and Suicide
Many consider suicide a “silent epidemic” in the United States. This issue is especially concerning to teachers, parents, and caretakers of young people as suicide is the second leading cause of death for Americans ages 10-24. The recent signing of Arizona’s Mitch Warnock Act finds parents at the forefront of anti-suicide advocacy, yet parents' and their students' needs are often unmet and their stories are often untold. This program explores strategies for suicide prevention, encourages suicide literacy, and for parental navigating of grief in the aftermath of suicide.