Fairfield City Schools Mental Health Series: Suicide Prevention Presentation Now Online

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Did you miss the Mental Health Series: Suicide Prevention program on March 8? You can view the information presented by expert John Ackerman, PhD on our website. Visit www.fairfieldcityschools.com.
Dr. Ackerman is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (CSPR) at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He directs community, school, and hospital efforts to educate others about the risks and warning signs of youth suicide.
Thanks to our Mental Health Committee, led by Mr. Jeff Madden, FCSD Director of Student Services, for planning a successful launch to this series, which will return next school year with related topics.
We also appreciate the following resource providers who offered support and information to attendees. They are: Primary Health Solutions, LifeSpan, St. Joseph Orphanage, Catholic Charities, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), BrightView, Envision Partnerships (dinner sponsor), Companions on a Journey (grief support), ThrivePointe, Butler County Family & Children First Council, Beckett Springs, and Lindner Center of HOPE through UC Health.
We are especially grateful for the speakers who courageously relived their emotional stories by sharing with our families, staff, students and community members in hopes of helping others. Thank you to
--Phil Frost, who explained his son's battle with mental illness, which eventually led to his son's suicide.
--Mary Steele, who survived a suicide attempt at the age of 12. She shared her experiences as a young adolescent and how she found the path to recovery.
--Tyler Bradshaw, a Fairfield graduate who has made it his mission to promote mental health and prevent suicide since losing his father to suicide in 2013.
We also thank the Fairfield city and township communities and surrounding communities and school districts for supporting and attending this very important event.