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In the news: SVSD Teens Lead Suicide Prevention Training

 

On May 31, 2018, King 5 TV News ran a prime time story featuring Snoqualmie Valley students leading the way in suicide prevention and peer support.  Reporter Ted Land recently visited Mount Si High School to showcase peer-to-peer training by Mount Si students Lilly Strong and Makenzie Davis in health classes this spring.  Earlier, a group of students from Mount Si and Two Rivers who took part in the University of Washington’s Day of Hope.  This was one of many events that are part of the UW Forefront initiative – a program which provides a three-tiered approach to suicide prevention and awareness through curriculum and training for students, staff, and parents.  Mount Si sophomore Elsa Marsh is also featured in the story, for her efforts to testify before legislators in Olympia and advocate for mental health resource support in all schools.

 

To watch this inspiring story, click here:  https://www.king5.com/video/news/local/teen-suicide-prevention/281-8146527.

 

Find more information about suicide prevention and resources at: www.intheforefront.org.

 

SVSD students presenting on camera

Snoqualmie Valley student presenting steps our schools are taking to promote prevention and support students.

 

Local HS student who participated in the UW Day of Hope.

High School students participating in the UW Day of Hope and peer-to-peer training

included representatives from Mount Si High School and Two Rivers School.