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How to Talk about Self-Injury and Suicide with Teens: A Conversation

April 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Event

One of the questions parents and teachers most often ask is: how do I talk about suicide? Where do I even start? This webinar, part of Gateways’ ongoing “Our Daughters, Our Future” series on teen mental health and wellness, will take a new format in which you will be able to engage directly with our presenters and ask the difficult questions. We will discuss how to have conversations with our teens about suicide and self-injury, and will also spend time focusing on how to talk about these challenging topics when a sibling or other family member is struggling. Our presenters, both teen and professional, will provide tangible strategies and invite you to engage in an open dialogue.

This series is sponsored with the generous support of The Miriam Fund of Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies. The Miriam Fund is a philanthropic community committed to creating an equitable world that expands opportunities for women and girls. However, individual webinars in the series touch upon the experiences of girls, boys, and non-binary individuals, and parents and educators of teens of all genders are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Our Speaker

Ashley Warhol, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, working full time for the Department of Developmental Services as an Area Psychologist. Dr. Warhol previously served as the Director of Clinical Services and Internship Training at Devereux Massachusetts & Rhode Island, where she continues to provide consultation and supervision. Dr. Warhol specializes in treating individuals with chronic mental health difficulties, specifically those who have experienced complex trauma and significant suicidal ideation and self-injurious behavior. Dr. Warhol provides training locally and nationally on Best Practices for working with LGBTQ Youth, Self-Harm and Risk Management, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Warhol also teaches as an adjunct professor at Assumption University. Dr. Warhol also serves on the Board of APA’s Division 53 Special Interest Group for Acute, Inpatient, and Residential Services.


April 5, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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