An Epidemic of Teen Depression. “The Collaborative Effort Will Continue to Reach all Students in our Community.” [Indian River County, FL]

“It’s real scary for school administrators to say, ‘we’re going to talk about suicide,’” said Peggy Kubert, Director of Education for Erika’s Lighthouse. “We have to begin to de-stigmatize and make it less stressful.” There is no easy answer to the question of what causes young people to take their lives, Kubert noted. A May … Continue reading An Epidemic of Teen Depression. “The Collaborative Effort Will Continue to Reach all Students in our Community.” [Indian River County, FL]

School Violence and Suicide Prevention Program Receives No Funding. Indian River County, FL.

  On July 2, 2019, Nicholas Coppola, MD, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Indian River County, FL  (MHA) compassionately addressed the Indian River County (IRC), FL County Commissioners questioning why his organization, advocating for a school violence and suicide prevention program for ten Indian River County schools, received no funding from the Children's … Continue reading School Violence and Suicide Prevention Program Receives No Funding. Indian River County, FL.