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Plan to eat out at Brian Boru, Galway Bay or Killarney House on October 5th through 9th and help raise funds for the Youth Suicide Awareness Action Team! Proceeds will be used for outreach to youth at schools and community-based programs. The Irish Restaurant Company has designed a special menu at each of their restaurants on specific evenings. A three course meal is only $25, with $10 from each meal donated to the YSA. The special menu for each restaurant is linked to each restaurant listed below.
Brian Boru – Tuesday, October 7, 2014
489 Ritchie Hwy #103, Severna Park, MD 21146 (410-975-2678)
Galway Bay – Wednesday, October 8, 2014
63 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD (410-263-8333)
Killarney House – Thursday, October 9, 2014
584 West Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD (410-798-8700)
A place to begin: Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death in our nation today. We lose approximately 100 young people each week to this tragedy that can be prevented.
In 2008, in the wake of a devastating string of youth suicides, the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth & Families spearheaded the founding of a community-based collaborative of citizens, county agencies and other child-serving organizations to address this issue on a broad scale. This group, now known as the Youth Suicide Awareness (YSA) Action Team, meets monthly and is nearly 100 individuals strong with representation from over 20 county and community agencies and organizations.
The YSA believes that education is the key to prevention. Committed to that, we have implemented trainings that teach adults and youth how to recognize the signs and risk factors of suicidal ideation, open a dialog with a person in crisis, and get them into the hands of a mental health professional. To date, nearly 10,000 people – including parents, social workers, community groups, and all public school employees – have received this training. In 2012 the YSA received both a State of Maryland Governor’s Citation and a Certificate of Recognition from the Anne Arundel County Board of Education for all of our suicide awareness and prevention efforts over the last four years.
is Preventable. Never be reluctant to get involved and always take any
child/adolescent’s expression of intent to harm themselves seriously. If you suspect a young person
of suicidal ideation, get them to professional help immediately.