LimmudFest 2021 LimmudFest 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021

- CDT
Suicide: Why We Should All be Talking About it
Rachel Lazarus Erikson
Rachel Lazarus Erikson
Jewish Family Services, Director of Clinical Services
Nichole Valenzuela
Nichole Valenzuela
Jewish Family Services,Teen Life Counts, Program Manager
Lauren Gehman
Lauren Gehman
Metairie Park Country Day School, Head of the Counseling Department
Julie Schwartz
Julie Schwartz
Jewish Family Services,Teen Life Counts, Volunteer

Suicide is currently the 2nd cause of death among individuals 10-34 years old and the 4th for ages 35-54. There are 25 suicide attempts for every one death by suicide in the nation. One in four young adults has struggled with suicidal thoughts since the coronavirus hit. We need to be talking about suicide and what we can each do to help prevent it. For more than 30 years, Jewish Family Services (JFS) has brought Teen Life Counts (TLC) suicide prevention curriculum to students, faculty, and parents at local schools. The curriculum includes suicide statistics, the stigma associated with mental illness, the warning signs of suicide, how to have a conversation with peers and adults, and where to get help. Join JFS Clinical Director, TLC Program Manager, TLC volunteer, and Country Day Head of School for an open and honest conversation around the topic of suicide and what we can do to combat it.