This September the City of Edmonds, the Edmonds Waterfront Center, Verdant, Snohomish Health District, and other partners are raising awareness and bringing the community together around suicide prevention. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race, orientation, income level, religion, or background; and according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults, and the 2nd leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34 in the United States. Residents age 65 and older comprise about 13% of the U.S. population but account for over 18% of all suicides, with the most common cause for elderly suicide, as for all suicides, is untreated depression.
This month we will be marking National Suicide Prevention Month and highlighting free, anonymous resources available in our community.
September 17, 7 p.m. PDT: Wendy Burchill of the Snohomish Health District will present a free, “Question, Persuade, Refer,” suicide prevention training via Zoom. This will also include a question and answer session on suicide prevention techniques. You can access the event here: [link provided soon].
City of Edmonds, Snohomish Health District, Verdant, and others
For More Information or to Register:
Visit the City of Edmonds website for more details, and the registration link will be added soon
Online using Zoom, a web-based video conferencing platform that is free. This class can be access from a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access. We recommend testing your device’s Zoom capabilities by visiting https://zoom.us/test prior to your use of Zoom.