Redmond School District families invited to learn about youth suicide prevention

Ridgeview High School will host a Hope, Help and Heal suicide prevention training on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The training is an opportunity for parents to hear from local experts and community members who have been impacted by youth suicide.

“Suicide is a serious and preventable public health issue in Central Oregon,” said Whitney Schumacher, suicide prevention coordinator with Deschutes County Health Services. “We believe parents and community members will leave these events feeling hopeful and better equipped to help prevent suicide in our community.”

During the interactive sessions, parents will learn how they can help normalize conversations about suicide prevention, how to find resources in the community that support youth, adults and families in stressful times, and how to help children navigate current entertainment in ways that facilitate increased parent-child communication.

The evening includes a free dinner offered from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Child care is provided; check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees will be entered to win free gift cards. Programming will take place in English and Spanish.

To register for the training, visit Registration is encouraged for planning purposes, but not required.

Hope, Help and Heal is offered in partnership with the Safe Schools Alliance, Deschutes County Health Services and Redmond School District.