On Saturday, November 23rd, 1N5’s Executive Director Nancy Eigel-Miller presented at the Kentucky School Board Winter Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky. The presentation provided an overview of three prevention efforts 1N5 has used to reduce youth suicide, including: mental health education programming in schools, community convening, and storytelling. The session also described best practices, success stories, and lessons learned.
The purpose of the presentation was to provide a brief overview of these three techniques and how 1N5 has used them to combat youth suicide. Participants left with ideas to bring back to their own communities and/or information on how to connect with these existing initiatives in both Ohio and Kentucky.