Forum on Teen Depression and Risk Factors for Suicide

Information session for parents of high schoolers hosted by SPHS PTSA

A parent forum called “Teen Depression and Risk Factors for Suicide” will be held at South Pasadena High School on Monday, February 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  This information session will be facilitated by the SPUSD Student Support Counseling staff who will teach parents about signs for depression and suicidal ideation and where to go for help.

Facilitators Nancy Goldstein, district school neuropsychologist and Natasha Prime, the district’s “Train Your Brain” specialist, along with Dennis Lefevre, Executive Director of Student Support Services promise an evening that helps parents understand the warning signs and risk factors that may result in depression in teens.  School stress and anxiety will also be covered.  “..Depression is often the result of unaddressed anxiety,” says Lefevre who notes that teens often are faced with stressors that parents may not readily notice.

All South Pasadena High School parents are invited to attend.  There will be a short PTSA business before the forum at 6:30 pm.  The forum begins at 7 pm with a question and answer session at the end.

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To learn more visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website