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Presentation: Suicide and the “Not My Kid” Syndrome
September 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Chetco Community Public Library and Friends of the Chetco Library present Suicide and the “Not My Kid” Syndrome with speaker Gordon Clay, a local community activist around the issues of bullying and suicide.
Many parents are unaware that suicide among teenagers is a problem at all, let alone a possible problem with their own child.Many parents who checked their child’s cell phone after a suicide were shocked to find how much their child was texting about suicide. This “not my kid” syndrome is disturbingly common and is vitally important to address.
September has been proclaimed by the Curry County Board of Supervisors and the Brookings City Council as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. September is also one of the months with the highest number of teen suicides and attempts. Mr. Clay will discuss warning signs and how to talk with teens about the subject, whether or not they are exhibiting any of those signs. A question and answer session will follow. Admission is free. For more information call the Library at (541) 469-7738.