Forum will focus on teen depression, suicide

Issue That Matter logoA growing number of teens in Snohomish County say they are contemplating suicide and many more suffer from depression, according to a Snohomish Health District study.

Sno-Isle Libraries will host  “Teen Depression and Suicide,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 at Edmonds Library, 605 Main St., Edmonds. The event is part of the Sno-Isle Libraries Issues That Matter series that convenes conversations on topics of community interest. The event is free, open to the public and will be live-streamed at facebook.com/SnoIsleLibraries/.

Panelists will discuss warning signs, prevention, coping mechanisms, community resources and take questions from the audience. Scheduled participants are:

  • Shira Hasson-Schiff, Director of Prevention Services, Cocoon House
  • Jo Anna Rockwood, school psychologist and behavioral specialist
  • Janelle Knowlton, Youth Services Manager Crisis Clinic/Teen Link
  • Carolina Mooney, Scriber Lake High School graduate.

Verdant Health Commission Superintendent Robin Fenn will be the moderator.

More information is available at sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter. Funding for Issues That Matter is provided by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.