A topic that concerns all of us in the Senior Academy, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 15 – 24 in Indiana and, at 19 percent, the state has the nation’s highest rate of high school students contemplating suicide, according to the 2015 Teen Suicide Prevention Report and Recommendations for the Commission on Improving the Status of Children.
Moderator for the discussion: Michael Ross, LCSW, State Mental Health Disaster Program Director, Indiana Family and Social Services, Department of Mental Health and Addictions.
- Jasmine Graham, Ph.D., IU School of Education Rural and Urban Mental Health Intervention
- Marion S. Greene, MPH, IU Center for Health Policy, Fairbanks School of Public Health, The scope, causes and recommendations to effect youth suicide in the state
- Leslie A. Hulvershorn, M.D., M.Sc., IU Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Indiana’s initiatives to prevent suicide as well as the neurobiology underlying mood disorders in children and adolescents
- Jody Mugele, Board of Directors, Indianapolis PFLAG and the mother of a transgender son, Reducing depression and suicide among lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning youth
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