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Lincoln HS hosts "Courageous Conversation" on RESPONSE Program

Lincoln Families HEALTH ACTION NETWORK presents a “Courageous Conversation” - What parents need to know about the RESPONSE program

 Wednesday, November 20th

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Lincoln High School Cafeteria

Presented by School Psychologist Jim Hanson and

Vicki Crow, Lincoln Parent 

Our students have high expectations for themselves, and so do teachers and parents. Research shows that 86% of parents are unaware when stress, anxiety, or depression causes their children to think about hurting themselves. Hear from Lincoln parents and staff about what you can do to help your own child or other Lincoln children. 

Because our Lincoln community has experienced suicide, the Lincoln staff and the Parent Health Action Network introduced RESPONSE: A Comprehensive High School-based Suicide Awareness Program.  RESPONSE is listed as a National Best Practice by the American Society of Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.  Vicki Crow will tell her story as a Lincoln parent about losing her son and what parents should know.  Know what to say and do if someone might be thinking about it, and they learn where to go for help. With RESPONSE, you can learn what you as a parent or community member can do when you feel in your heart that something just isn’t going right. 

It might be your child, another parent’s child, or a spouse or co-worker.  Come to discuss and learn. Leave prepared.