Youth Suicide Prevention Training
Sep 25, 2023 02:00 PM
This presentation provides an overview of the topic of youth suicide, signs and symptoms, and how caregivers and professionals should respond in times of crisis. The training will dive into the rates of youth suicide, risk factors, and proactive steps to take for prevention.
Facing the Growing Crisis in Children’s Mental Health
In October 2018, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital with the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pierce County Police Chiefs Association, Tacoma School District and HopeSparks convened a Children’s Mental Health Summit. 70-plus leaders and front-line staff – spanning emergency services, law enforcement, mental health, juvenile justice, crisis services, emergency medicine, primary care, education, and social services – came together to define the barriers and begin to identify a common agenda to improve child and adolescent mental health services.
Key summit themes:
Agencies across the board have the will to improve. There is tremendous energy to build a collaborative solution and engage in collective action.
A formal collaborative effort is needed to bring partners together around a common vision and agenda.
Partners share a keen focus on equity as a value and common goal.
Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County (KMHPC) was first created to identify and address needs and barriers to accessing pediatric behavioral health care. Today, KMHPC includes 800 members representing over 60 community agencies and stakeholders. SEE OUR VIDEO>>
Pierce County School-Based Mental Health Summit October 24, 2023
Responding to the Youth Mental Health Crisis Supporting the mental health of children and youth will require a whole-of-society effort to address longstanding challenges, strengthen the resilience of young people, support their families and communities, and mitigate the pandemic’s mental health impacts.