Dec. 13 suicide prevention workshop to educate parents

From press release

Rockford parents are invited to attend a workshop about suicide prevention and the emotional well-being of children.

“Suicide Prevention: What to Look For, What to Do,” will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13, at Lincoln Middle School, 1500 Charles St.

The hour-long session will feature a 30-minute presentation that covers the emotional health of adolescents, warning signs of depression and an overview of suicide prevention. Guest speakers include Margot Castillo, a Barbour Elementary School social worker; Juan Yague-Buitrago, an educational diagnostician at Barbour; and mental health professionals from the Mildred Berry Center. The second 30 minutes of the session will be dedicated to an open discussion among attendees and panelists.

For more information, contact Castillo at (815) 966-3395 or (815) 229-2155.

From the Dec. 8-14, 2010 issue

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