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As part of our overall focus on safe, secure and healthy school environments, and as second in our series on suicide prevention; this episode is focused on the importance of early intervention and upstream approaches. To help us understand this complex and potentially grave topic, we’ll talk with Dr. Perri Rosen with the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Department of Human Services. She is the project director of the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention grant.
Skip to: 01:14 Why is it important to involve students when creating positive messaging around mental health?
Skip to: 03:53 How effective is early intervention in the suicide prevention efforts?
Skip to: 06:16 What do suicide warning signs look like in students?

The schools that are willing to take a comprehensive approach to this are seeing the most success.

Skip to: 08:25 How can parents and other members of the community contribute to suicide prevention efforts?
Skip to: 10:36 Programs that are the most effective
Skip to: 12:17 Safe 2 Say Something

Dr. Perri Rosen

Project director with the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Department of Human Services