JPACC's Youth Suicide Prevention Committee will be meeting Friday, September 19th, at 10:00 a.m., to discuss the data identified needs and strategies to address suicide in our parish. The meeting is being held at the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office, 200 Derbigny Street, Gretna, in the Conference Room located on the 5th floor. Parking is available in the covered garage on Derbigny: bring your parking ticket for validation.
A good resource to review before the meeting would be SAMHSA's Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools. This publication can give the committee information and ideas on designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health among students. It includes tools to implement a multi-faceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students.