Promotional poster courtesy of YES

Promotional poster courtesy of YES

‘13 Reasons Why to Have a Conversation With Your Child’

YES hosts a free, educational event on teen suicide prevention.

  • Monday, June 4, 2018 12:30pm
  • Life

Youth Eastside Services (YES) will host a free educational event focused on preventing teen suicide, titled “13 Reasons Why to Have a Conversation With Your Child”.

Scheduled for tonight at 6 p.m., this event will facilitate a conversation around the second season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why and offer parents resources to engage with their child on the topics of suicide, depression, and anxiety.

The event will be hosted at the YES Bellevue Offices on 999 164th Ave. NE, Bellevue. YES requests that interested attendees RSVP at https://conta.cc/2s8gnP0.

The following panelists will lead the event:

  • Michelle Brode, LASW CDPT, Youth Eastside Service’s Behavioral Health Support specialist and LWSD Suicide Risk Assessment provider.
  • Megan Kennedy, MA, LMHC, University of Washington’s manager for Strategic Initiatives for Student Wellness and Suicide Prevention coordinator.
  • Matt Gillingham Lake Washington School District’s director of Student Services
  • Renee Jones and Cailyn Griffith, Teen Link Crisis Clinic’s Youth Services manager and Outreach Educational specialist.

YES provides mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric support, and education and prevention services for children, teens and families at more than 70 locations across East King County.

Since 1968, YES has helped thousands of families struggling with depression, grief, trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, gender- or cultural-identity issues, and so much more.

YES accepts most major insurance providers, and no family is turned away because they can’t pay for services. Locals can learn more at www.youtheastsideservices.org.

Promotional poster courtesy of YES

Promotional poster courtesy of YES

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