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AACPS Email to Parents - Resources & Upcoming Trainings

As May is National Mental Health Month, the YSA, AACPS and the Mental Health Agency thought this was a perfect opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of mental wellness, of seeking help for mental health issues, and for educating ourselves about suicide prevention. The YSA site is full of good resources - so please look around! - but here are some additional links and sites that you might find helpful.

Understanding Youth Suicide

Talking to Your Child About Suicide

Building Resilience in Youth is Key to Suicide Prevention

AACPS Crisis Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Alliance on Mental Illness – A.A. Co. Chapter

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Network of Care

Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency

If you are concerned about your child, you may also reach out to your child’s school counselor or school psychologist. You can also call the Anne Arundel County Crisis Warmline at 410-768-5522 or the Student Safety Hotline at 1-877-676-9854.

Upcoming Trainings

To learn more about suicide prevention or youth mental health, consider joining the YSA for an upcoming QPR Training or Youth Mental Health First Aid. All trainings are free of charge but space is limited. Click the date link to register:

QPR Trainings

Thursday, May 26 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Kingdom Celebration Center - 1350 Bel Air Drive, #H, Odenton, MD)

Monday, June 13 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (St. Martin’s Lutheran Church - 1120 Spa Road, Annapolis, MD)

Tuesday, June 21 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church – 611 B&A Boulevard, Severna Park, MD)

Wednesday, June 29 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (South County Recreation Center - 4510 Owensville-Sudley Rd, Harwood, MD)

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Saturday, May 21 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church)


To learn more about these and other training options, visit our Trainings page. Contact Alli Holstrom, YSA Chair at or 410-222-7423 x4 with any questions. 

Youth Suicide Awareness Action Team,
Jun 7, 2016, 7:56 AM