Here is a great opportunity for your teen to learn how to prevent a peer from considering suicide.

Teen University, for Monmouth and Ocean County Teens, is coming up on Tues., Feb. 28th, 6 - 8 pm, at The Atlantic Club (1904 Atlantic Ave.) in Manasquan.

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS) is holding the first of four workshops titled "When is a Friend in Trouble?" to learn about the warning signs of suicide and ways to help.

Let's face it. Teenage friends confide in each other and can be the first line of defense in noticing behavior and feelings that could otherwise lead to suicide. This workshop will prepare your teen to be able to quickly respond in the right way, even learning some ways to quickly help deflate that person's stress level.

These workshops are FREE, but please register in advance by emailing or calling 732-410-7900. Refreshments will be served. The limit will be 50 teens so get yours signed up!

SPTS is a non-profit organization based in Freehold that provides suicide prevention programs and resources around the country. With their new Teen University they are hoping to educate more teens about suicide prevention and increase awareness while helping to decrease the stigma of suicide.

The bottom line: let's all help save teen lives. Talk to your teen about registering to attend this great workshop.

Teen University is being made possible by a grant from The Provident Bank Foundation.



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