Teen Suicide Forums
In summer 2016, Sno-Isle Libraries will host four public forums about the causes, scope and prevention of teen suicide in Snohomish, Stanwood, Mukilteo and Oak Harbor, Washington. Scroll further for related library resources and online resources. If you have attended one of these forums and didn't complete a paper survey, or have other comments, please fill out our online survey.
Moderator: Debbie Emge, Economic Development Manager, City of Snohomish
Panelists: Rena Fitzgerald, Crisis Chat Senior Program Manager, Volunteers of America Western Washington; Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Health Officer and Director, Snohomish Health District; Megan LaPlante, Miss Washington High School America 2016 winner and Monroe High School student
Moderator: John Rivera, the Chief Philanthropy Officer for Cocoon House
Panelists: Rena Fitzgerald, Crisis Chat Senior Program Manager, Volunteers of America Western Washington; Gabrielle Fraley, Epidemiologist, Snohomish Health District; Megan LaPlante, Miss Washington High School America 2016 winner and Monroe High School student; Jennifer Zill, psychologist, Stanwood High School
Moderator: Jennifer Gregerson, Mayor, City of Mukilteo
Panelists: Wendy Burchill, Healthy Communities Specialist, Snohomish Health District; Rena Fitzgerald, Crisis Chat Senior Program Manager, Volunteers of America Western Washington; Liza Patchen-Short, Children’s Mental Health Liaison, Snohomish County Human Services; Riley Kizziar, 2016 Kamiak High School graduate
July 21, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor, WA
Moderator: Sarri Gilman, author and psychotherapist
Panelists: Rena Fitzgerald, Crisis Chat Senior Program Manager, Volunteers of America Western Washington; Megan LaPlante, Miss Washington High School America 2016 winner and Monroe High School student; Charlene Ray, Mental Health Supervisor/School-based Mental Health Program Coordinator, Island County Human Services; Catherine VanWetter, University of Washington and Island County Health Department
Selected library materials
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
"Teen suicide" and "cyberbullying" as search terms will bring good results.
- MasterFILE Premier
Use the term "teen suicide" and you'll retrieve articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
"Teen Suicide" has an entire resource page in this database of reports, articles, statistics, and books.
- ProQuest Family Health
Read articles from journals and newspapers about "Teen suicide" from the health perspective.
about important topics
Sno-Isle Libraries' Issues That Matter programs are meant to encourage community conversations on high-profile topics. These events are free and open to the public. Funding is provided by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.
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Bullying, September 2013
Gun Violence, May 2013
Same-Sex Marriage, September 2012
Marijuana Initative 502, May 2012
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Watch this video for a glimpse of past forums that have provided the public with a variety of viewpoints.