Welcome to WKRG’s “Mark Your Calendar” with host John Nodar.
Today, we are featuring “Shatter the Silence” – a suicide awareness and prevention event.
Our guest today is Anthony Sampson from the Baldwin County Public School System.
Suicide is a word not easily spoken, but something that has become an unfortunate reality for the Baldwin County community. Five students in the Baldwin County Public School System have died by suicide in the last two school years – along with several administrators, faculty and parents. (**please note we try NOT to say “committed” suicide, because of the negative stigma associated with committing a crime.)
Each suicide is one too many.
The Baldwin County Public School System is ready to “Shatter the Silence” surrounding suicide, and start the conversation that this community needs. They are bringing together mental health professionals to talk about what is going on in our youth’s lives, what warning signs and signals we can look for, and where to get help – including services that are offered in the school setting as well as in the community.
“SHATTER THE SILENCE”
a suicide awareness and prevention event
ORGANIZATION PUTTING ON THE EVENT: Baldwin County Public School System along with several community partner agencies including AltaPointe Health, the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation, and Pine Grove Behavioral Health.
PURPOSE OF THE EVENT: This is an informational event aimed at educating the Baldwin County community as a whole including students, families, and all other residents.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018.
Daphne United Methodist Church Community Life Center
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM