On March 14-15, the Suicide Prevention Coalition sponsored a seminar especially for school mental health providers like social workers, counselors, psychologists, behavior interventionists, etc. Our audience represented 20 different school districts and local organizations. The Topic? Let’s Talk About It, the Language of Suicide in a K-12 Environment.

Big shout out to Six Feet Over presenters Kate Hardy and Sam McCullough!

Their message about normalizing conversations about suicide was very much appreciated. They taught us that our words matter, and so does our tone when we want to help students feel respected and safe to share their struggles. Many thanks to Laura Condit and Laurie Gustafson from Trinity Health Livonia for sharing their beautiful auditorium.