It Starts with You(th): Teens Help Their Peers Prevent Suicide in Seattle Public Schools

For the past year and a half, the Public Health School-Based Partnerships team has supported a youth-led peer-to-peer suicide prevention program in partnership with the City of Seattle. Growing from a group of six youth in summer 2017, the 2018 summer program welcomed eight Youth Organizers for Mental Health Education (YOMHEs). The YOMHEs worked tirelessly this summer…

Promoting a Safe School Climate

Have you read the recently released Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) results? (Check out our coverage of the results for sexual minority students.)  Many of the results we see could be mitigated through trauma-informed communities and practices in schools. And as many of our readers might know (oftentimes due to direct participation), in Washington State…