Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, suicide was the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24. Supporting students’ mental wellness and having suicide prevention plans in place is a top priority for many state leaders as they prepare for pandemic recovery and reopening schools in the fall. Join NASBE and Child Trends for a presentation and panel discussion with experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on the latest data, research, and guidance for state leaders to consider as they improve their youth suicide prevention plans.
Speakers on this webinar include:
- Deborah Stone, PhD, Lead Behavioral Scientist, Suicide Prevention Team, Division of Injury Prevention, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
- Richard McKeon, Ph.D., MPH, Suicide Prevention Branch Chief, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
- Ellen Yard, PhD CDR, U.S. Public Health Service, Suicide Prevention Team, Applied Science Branch, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Megan Blanco, Director of Safe and Healthy Schools, National Association of State Boards of Education