You can save a life. Just Ask.

Know the signs. Know what to do next.

As the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community works through the trauma associated with that horrific February day, we are still struggling to heal. The summer break presents a new risk:  Isolation.

Anyone dealing with the effects of that day, should not do it alone.

Session 1

Empowering everyone to a part of the solution, The Columbia Suicide Severity Scale (C-SSRS), which has been called “the antibiotic for suicide”, is the most powerful method to detect those at risk for suicide.  The C-SSRS is a simple, evidence-based and effective screening tool that can be used by anyone across all sectors of society.  It consists of a short series of questions, asked in everyday language and backed by more than 20 years of scientific study.

Knowing that you can ask and knowing how to ask about suicide are two key messages that will change how many lives are saved and protected from the effects of violence. Asking about suicidal thoughts and behaviors is for everyone, not just mental health professionals. We can all ask, and help connect those who are suffering with support and help prevent violence before it happens.

Thursday May 31, 2018

7:30 pm  |  Coral Springs Center for the Arts

kelly_posner@3x

Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, PH.D.

Founder and Director,
The Columbia Lighthouse Project

cssrs.columbia.edu

kevin_hines@3x

Kevin Hines

Suicide Survivor, Activist, Storyteller, Filmmaker

www.kevinhinesstory.com

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Kelly Furr, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Intern, Representative of Professionals for Parkland

pu4p.org

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