Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wilson PTSA Meeting Reminder

Two Meetings for Parents Tonight! (Wed, Jan 14th)

PSAT Test Scores: What they mean and how to use them!
6:30 - 7:00 in the Library/Media Center with the Wilson Counseling Staff

Teens and Mental Health Issues
7:00 - 8:30 in the Library/Medicaid Center

Join us at 7:00 to learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges facing our adolescents. Guest speaker Karen Marshall will provide information on teens and mental health issues. Karen is a career journalist with extensive experience in print, broadcast and web-based reporting. After losing her father and an uncle to suicide, she became involved in suicide prevention efforts nearly 20 years ago, first as a volunteer and later in professional capacities. She conducts suicide prevention and healing workshops and seminars in the US and internationally. Currently, Karen is the Program Development Director for the Washington, DC-based American Association of Suicidology (AAS). She is a National Advisory Board member of the University of Michigan's DepressionCenter.

- Following her presentation the meeting will be open to discussion, questions and ideas from parents and others attending.

- In addition, Wilson staff involved with students and mental health issues will introduce themselves and offer opportunities for parents to get additional information and support.

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