Mount Si Student Invited to Speak at Suicide Prevention Event
The University of Washington’s Forefront Suicide Prevention has invited Mount Si High School student Elsa Marsh, and her mother Sarah Marsh, to be guest speakers at the Forefront’s annual fundraising on Saturday evening, November 3.
The mother-daughter duo have been instrumental in helping raise awareness about suicide prevention in our schools, throughout the Snoqualmie Valley community, and across the state. They partnered with the UW Forefront program to testify before the State Legislature in Olympia last year, to advocate for more school funding for mental health support. They also worked closely with King 5 reporter Ted Land last spring, along with other Mount Si students and staff, for his compelling suicide prevention feature story -- shown here: https://www.king5.com/video/news/local/teen-suicide-prevention/281-8146527.
The Marsh’s message will follow after Tom Douglas, Seattle celebrity chef. Sarah Marsh explained an amazing menu will be provided by Seattle’s restaurant community, which was hit hard by the suicide of Anthony Bourdain. Many restaurants want to help, and Tom Douglas in particular has progressive mental health support for employees at this restaurants. For more information about the event, visit: http://www.intheforefront.org/news/events/full-of-hope/.
Good luck Elsa and Sarah, and thank you for your ongoing efforts to raise awareness and support for youth suicide prevention.
Also, Parents: Please consider attending a Suicide Prevention Workshop for Parents on Thursday, November 29, at 7-8:30 p.m. in the MSHS Library. Read this flyer for more information.
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