This important community session will take place on Wednesday, December 8, starting at 6 p.m. in the Rainier Room at WISC. Due to space capacity, families will be required to pre-register for the event. 

Due to overwhelming community request, the Family Engagement office in partnership with BSD Counseling, Mental Health Assistance Teams and community mental-health partners will offer families an additional opportunity to support the well-being of their students. This in-person Community Mental Health Forum will center on a discussion about the Signs of Suicide, or SOS. Concurrent, language-specific sessions will be run by MHAT counselors who speak Spanish and Mandarin. 

SOS is an evidence-based youth suicide prevention program that teaches students how to identify signs of depression and suicide in themselves and others. The goal of the program is to decrease suicide and suicide attempts by increasing knowledge and changing attitudes about depression, suicide, and mental health. In addition, SOS provides materials that support families and communities to recognize at-risk students and take appropriate action. 

In compliance with COVID-protocols, in-person attendance will be limited, and registration is required. We request families to register early – currently less than 40 spaces remain. This session will provide families an opportunity to ask detailed questions about depression, suicide, and mental health directly with district counselors. Please follow the links to register and submit questions. 

  • Session Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 
  • Session Time: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 
  • Session Location: In-person registration closed. This event will also be available virtually. See the link below to join.
  • Virtual attendance link:Attendee Link for Signs of Suicide Presentation 
  • Question Submission Link:https://forms.office.com/r/riFA29dmFt (Please use the pull-down selection menu – located on the upper right corner of the form – to view the registration form in Spanish or Simplified Chinese).  

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.