St. Charles Community Unit District 303 will mark Suicide Prevention Week with a special edition of Parent University from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12: Suicide Prevention: Teens at Risk, What All Parents Should Know.
The presentation in the boardroom of the District Administration Building, 201 S. 7th St., is part of the district’s ongoing efforts to prevent student suicide, the district said in a release issued Wednesday.
The Parent University is among a series of events during Suicide Prevention Week.
Dr. Denise Styer, clinical director for the Centers of Eating Disorders and Self-Injury Recovery Services at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, will lead the Parent University session, according to the release. Styer is also in private practice specializing in the treatment of non-suicidal self-injury, eating disorders, sexual abuse trauma and high risk behaviors.
During the session, the release states, Styer will explain why we need to discuss suicide. She also will discuss related topics such as teen depression, anxiety, bullying, self-injury, and how parents can become better at actively listening to their children.
To RSVP and reserve a place, the district invites you to visit www.d303.org.