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Contact: Lisa Robertson
Phone: 361-761-5062 or 361-290-0954
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Corpus Christi Medical Center's Bayview Behavioral Hospital Partners with the Jason Foundation to Host a Youth Suicide Prevention Seminar at Calallen High School.  

Calallen Independent School District administrators, teachers and staff gathered for a youth suicide seminar presented by Clark Flatt, President of the Jason Foundation, a national leader in youth suicide awareness and prevention programs. Mr. Flatt discussed suicide statistics, risks, and warning signs of students considering suicide with over 200 attendees.

“Calallen ISD is fully committed to educating and providing resources to all of our staff to prevent youth suicide. Our students are our future; in developing our young men and women, we must focus on their mental health in addition to physical health and academic success,” stated Arturo Almendarez, Superintendent of Calallen Independent School District.

It is important that families know the warning signs associated with suicide, suicide facts & statistics, and how to find help for at-risk youth. Four out of five teens who attempt suicide give clear warning signs.

Warning Signs of suicidal ideation include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Talking about suicide
  • Making statements about feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless
  • A deepening depression
  • Preoccupation with death
  • Taking unnecessary risks or exhibiting self-destructive behavior
  • Out of character behavior
  • A loss of interest in the things one cares about
  • Visiting or calling people one cares about
  • Making arrangements; setting one’s affairs in order
  • Giving prized possessions away

“Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death in our nation. Education is the key to prevention. If we can save one life – together, we have made a difference,” concluded Clark Flatt, President of the Jason Foundation.

Additional information was featured by local media including:

Calallen Suicide Awareness

http://www.kztv10.com/videos/calallen-suicide-awareness/

Realizan un seminario para prevenir el suicidio

http://www.korotv.com/2014/08/19/realizan-un-seminario-para-prevenir-el-suicidio/

About Corpus Christi Medical Center

Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Corpus Christi Medical Center has been a growing part of South Texas for the past 50 years.  What began as a 26-bed facility in the early 60s has grown into a multi-campus health care system offering a full range of medical services, outstanding clinical care and superior technology.  From caring for fragile newborns to complex cardiovascular patients, Corpus Christi Medical Center ensures the community receives the highest quality medical care available. The campuses of Corpus Christi Medical Center are Doctors Regional, Bay Area, The Heart Hospital, Northwest, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northwest Behavioral Health Center, Northshore Emergency Center, and Radiation Oncology at Corpus Christi Cancer Center.  For more information about Corpus Christi Medical Center and the local Jason Foundation Resource Center at Bayview Behavioral Hospital, visit www.ccmedicalcenter.com

 


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