The past year has exacerbated already heartbreaking statistics on cases of youth anxiety, depression and suicide. Yet only a fraction of the adolescents experiencing these mental health concerns are receiving the appropriate health interventions. While it may not be easy to talk about, suicide prevention is an important topic and one that needs a place among school leaders’ conversations. On a recent episode, Keystone Education Radio host Annette Stevenson speaks with Dr. Julia Szarko, a school psychologist in Pennsylvania and the recipient of the School Psychologist of the Year Award for 2021, on how school leaders can educate themselves, staff and students on the necessity of suicide prevention training in their schools.
Listen to this and other episodes of Keystone Education Radio at keyedradio.org.