Suicide prevention workshop attracts crowd

Photo by Samara Postuma
Photo by Samara Postuma

Nearly 50 parents, educators and school officials attended Wednesday night’s suicide awareness workshop at Rogers High School.

Local therapist Deb Link (pictured) presented most of the two-hour presentation highlighting risk factors, warning signs and protective factors for parents and school workers to watch for as students go through adolescence and beyond.

Link noted the good turnout but wasn’t surprised.

“This school district is pretty phenomenal when it comes to (addressing) mental health, and I’ve experienced so many good partnerships,” Link said at the close of the event. See next week’s edition of the Star News for more information on this event.