Project Director: Tracy R.G. Gladstone, Ph.D.
Funder: MetroWest Health Foundation
This project aims to implement an evidence-based suicide prevention program in the Natick middle schools, and to identify and connect to appropriate services early adolescents in the Natick community who report self-injury, suicidal thinking, and depressive symptoms. We will implement a comprehensive depression screening program with the Natick Middle School student population. Our program will: increase mental health literacy among the Natick Middle School community; offer screening to all 7th and 8th grade students, make referrals as needed; and communicate with Natick Middle School parents/guardians about their teens, youth depression, and possible interventions.