Cooperstown Central School District is hosting a Lifelines Suicide Prevention Information Session on Monday, Oct. 3 which aims to educate and help inform the school community.
A Mini Health and Wellness Fair will follow the session and will feature a wide range of participants eager to provide information on services, activities and opportunities for family assistance.
The Lifelines Session will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Cooperstown Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium and will be led by the Suicide Prevention Center of New York State. The Mini Health and Wellness Fair will follow at 7 p.m.
As part of the Lifelines program, which will be taught to 9th grade students during their Health classes, parents are given the opportunity to learn more about suicide prevention before the curriculum is taught. Health Teacher Justin Hobbie and School Social Worker Mary Clare Reitz are collaborating to bring Lifelines to the classroom.
The Lifelines session is open to parents of all students in Cooperstown Central School District, as well as other school districts in the region. Families both in and outside the district are also invited to attend the Mini Health and Wellness Fair.
Fair participants include:
- Otsego County Mental Health Clinic
- Clark Sports Center
- Violence Intervention Program
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Mobile Crisis Assessment Team
- Bassett School Based Health Center
- CCS Mindfulness Team
- Family Resource Network
For more information, please contact Mary Clare Reitz at (607) 282-1038 or at firstname.lastname@example.org