ON WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT THIS
WORK AND SCHOOL WEEK COMING UP
IN JUST A FEW MINUTES, WORK AND SCHOOL WEEK COMING UP
IN JUST A FEW MINUTES,
COURTNEY. IN JUST A FEW MINUTES,
COURTNEY.
>>THANK YOU KATIE WELL IT’S A COURTNEY.
>>THANK YOU KATIE WELL IT’S A
STAGGERING STATISTIC ABOUT THE>>THANK YOU KATIE WELL IT’S A
STAGGERING STATISTIC ABOUT THE
MOST PRECIOUS PEOPLE IN OUR STAGGERING STATISTIC ABOUT THE
MOST PRECIOUS PEOPLE IN OUR
SOCIETY MOST PRECIOUS PEOPLE IN OUR
SOCIETY
CHILDREN, THE 2019 HEALTH OF SOCIETY
CHILDREN, THE 2019 HEALTH OF
WOMEN AND CHILDREN REPORT SHOWS CHILDREN, THE 2019 HEALTH OF
WOMEN AND CHILDREN REPORT SHOWS
THAT SINCE 2016 TEEN SUICIDE WOMEN AND CHILDREN REPORT SHOWS
THAT SINCE 2016 TEEN SUICIDE
HAS INCREASED 28% IN TEXAS THAT SINCE 2016 TEEN SUICIDE
HAS INCREASED 28% IN TEXAS
THAT REPORT PROMPTED US TO LOOK HAS INCREASED 28% IN TEXAS
THAT REPORT PROMPTED US TO LOOK
AT OUR OWN COMMUNITY TO ASSESS THAT REPORT PROMPTED US TO LOOK
AT OUR OWN COMMUNITY TO ASSESS
OUR OWN STRUGGLES AND SEE WHAT AT OUR OWN COMMUNITY TO ASSESS
OUR OWN STRUGGLES AND SEE WHAT
WORK IS BEING DONE HERE TO OUR OWN STRUGGLES AND SEE WHAT
WORK IS BEING DONE HERE TO
ADDRESS THE ISSUE. I SPOKE TO A WORK IS BEING DONE HERE TO
ADDRESS THE ISSUE. I SPOKE TO A
DETERMINED CLINICIAN WHO WORKS ADDRESS THE ISSUE. I SPOKE TO A
DETERMINED CLINICIAN WHO WORKS
WITH CHILDREN AS WELL AS A DETERMINED CLINICIAN WHO WORKS
WITH CHILDREN AS WELL AS A
DEDICATED FATHER, NEVER WANT WITH CHILDREN AS WELL AS A
DEDICATED FATHER, NEVER WANT
ANOTHER FAMILY TO EXPERIENCE. DEDICATED FATHER, NEVER WANT
ANOTHER FAMILY TO EXPERIENCE.
WHAT HE’S BEEN THROUGH. ANOTHER FAMILY TO EXPERIENCE.
WHAT HE’S BEEN THROUGH.
>>AND MY PERSONAL WHAT HE’S BEEN THROUGH.
>>AND MY PERSONAL
JOURNEY, I’VE HAD VERY CLOSE>>AND MY PERSONAL
JOURNEY, I’VE HAD VERY CLOSE
INTERACTION WITH THE SUICIDE JOURNEY, I’VE HAD VERY CLOSE
INTERACTION WITH THE SUICIDE
AND SELF-HARM WHEN I WAS 6 INTERACTION WITH THE SUICIDE
AND SELF-HARM WHEN I WAS 6
YEARS OLD BACK IN 94. MY FATHER AND SELF-HARM WHEN I WAS 6
YEARS OLD BACK IN 94. MY FATHER
TOOK HIS OWN LIFE OVER THE NEXT YEARS OLD BACK IN 94. MY FATHER
TOOK HIS OWN LIFE OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL DECADES, MATTHEW TOOK HIS OWN LIFE OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL DECADES, MATTHEW
MATERIAL WOULD LOSE HIS LITTLE SEVERAL DECADES, MATTHEW
MATERIAL WOULD LOSE HIS LITTLE
BROTHER. MATERIAL WOULD LOSE HIS LITTLE
BROTHER.
>>2 UNCLES AND A COUSIN BROTHER.
>>2 UNCLES AND A COUSIN
TO SUICIDE STILL NONE OF THAT>>2 UNCLES AND A COUSIN
TO SUICIDE STILL NONE OF THAT
COULD HAVE PREPARED HIM FOR TO SUICIDE STILL NONE OF THAT
COULD HAVE PREPARED HIM FOR
WHAT HAPPENED IN 2015 WHY COULD HAVE PREPARED HIM FOR
WHAT HAPPENED IN 2015 WHY
DAUGHTER HAD JUST COME HOME WHAT HAPPENED IN 2015 WHY
DAUGHTER HAD JUST COME HOME
FROM SCHOOL AWAY TIE HER SHOE A DAUGHTER HAD JUST COME HOME
FROM SCHOOL AWAY TIE HER SHOE A
TIME EVEN THOUGH THE LAST TIME FROM SCHOOL AWAY TIE HER SHOE A
TIME EVEN THOUGH THE LAST TIME
A RECEIVER ON THE SIDE OF TIME EVEN THOUGH THE LAST TIME
A RECEIVER ON THE SIDE OF
ETERNITY WHEN THE MASTER A RECEIVER ON THE SIDE OF
ETERNITY WHEN THE MASTER
BEDROOM, WHAT IN ETERNITY WHEN THE MASTER
BEDROOM, WHAT IN
THE CLOSET. AND I FOUND HER SHE BEDROOM, WHAT IN
THE CLOSET. AND I FOUND HER SHE
HAD TAKEN HER OWN LIFE. HE SAYS THE CLOSET. AND I FOUND HER SHE
HAD TAKEN HER OWN LIFE. HE SAYS
HIS 15 YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER HAD TAKEN HER OWN LIFE. HE SAYS
HIS 15 YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER
ELIZABETH WAS SMART KIND HIS 15 YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER
ELIZABETH WAS SMART KIND
AND CREATIVE. ELIZABETH WAS SMART KIND
AND CREATIVE.
>>HE SAID IN HINDSIGHT HE AND CREATIVE.
>>HE SAID IN HINDSIGHT HE
REMEMBERS GRADUAL CHANGES THAT>>HE SAID IN HINDSIGHT HE
REMEMBERS GRADUAL CHANGES THAT
AT REMEMBERS GRADUAL CHANGES THAT
AT
THE TIME. AT
THE TIME.
>>DIDN’T SEEM SEVERE FOR A THE TIME.
>>DIDN’T SEEM SEVERE FOR A
TEENAGER LOOK AT ALL THE LITANY>>DIDN’T SEEM SEVERE FOR A
TEENAGER LOOK AT ALL THE LITANY
OF LITERATURE. TEENAGER LOOK AT ALL THE LITANY
OF LITERATURE.
>>EVERY SINGLE THE MARKET OF OF LITERATURE.
>>EVERY SINGLE THE MARKET OF
THIS IS AN INDICATOR>>EVERY SINGLE THE MARKET OF
THIS IS AN INDICATOR
SPOT ON HER DRESS WAS CHANGING THIS IS AN INDICATOR
SPOT ON HER DRESS WAS CHANGING
HER DEMEANOR IS CHANGING HER SPOT ON HER DRESS WAS CHANGING
HER DEMEANOR IS CHANGING HER
HAIR STYLES CHANGE IN THE MUSIC HER DEMEANOR IS CHANGING HER
HAIR STYLES CHANGE IN THE MUSIC
WAS CHANGING ALL THOSE THINGS HAIR STYLES CHANGE IN THE MUSIC
WAS CHANGING ALL THOSE THINGS
ARE NOT THEMSELVES. WAS CHANGING ALL THOSE THINGS
ARE NOT THEMSELVES.
NOT US. AND WE START PUTTING ARE NOT THEMSELVES.
NOT US. AND WE START PUTTING
THE PIECES TOGETHER YOU START NOT US. AND WE START PUTTING
THE PIECES TOGETHER YOU START
REALIZING, WAIT THE PIECES TOGETHER YOU START
REALIZING, WAIT
A MINUTE. REALIZING, WAIT
A MINUTE.
>>THESE ARE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS A MINUTE.
>>THESE ARE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS
OF SOMETHING A LOT DEEPER HE>>THESE ARE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS
OF SOMETHING A LOT DEEPER HE
REMEMBERS SOCIAL MEDIA HAVING A OF SOMETHING A LOT DEEPER HE
REMEMBERS SOCIAL MEDIA HAVING A
BIG INFLUENCE ON REMEMBERS SOCIAL MEDIA HAVING A
BIG INFLUENCE ON
HER MOOD. HE WORRIED SHE WAS BIG INFLUENCE ON
HER MOOD. HE WORRIED SHE WAS
DEPRESSED BUT LIKE MANY PARENTS HER MOOD. HE WORRIED SHE WAS
DEPRESSED BUT LIKE MANY PARENTS
DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH DEPRESSED BUT LIKE MANY PARENTS
DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH
THEIR FACES GLUED TO THEIR DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH
THEIR FACES GLUED TO THEIR
SCREEN. THEY CAN’T UNPLUGGED THEIR FACES GLUED TO THEIR
SCREEN. THEY CAN’T UNPLUGGED
FROM THE NEGATIVE IN HAVING SCREEN. THEY CAN’T UNPLUGGED
FROM THE NEGATIVE IN HAVING
>>IT’S UP TO US ADULTS WE SET FROM THE NEGATIVE IN HAVING
>>IT’S UP TO US ADULTS WE SET
THE TONE THERE’S A CONCERN KIND>>IT’S UP TO US ADULTS WE SET
THE TONE THERE’S A CONCERN KIND
OF A MYTH THAT IF WE TALK TO THE TONE THERE’S A CONCERN KIND
OF A MYTH THAT IF WE TALK TO
KIDS ABOUT SUICIDE TO MAKE THEM OF A MYTH THAT IF WE TALK TO
KIDS ABOUT SUICIDE TO MAKE THEM
THINK ABOUT SUICIDE AND THE KIDS ABOUT SUICIDE TO MAKE THEM
THINK ABOUT SUICIDE AND THE
REALITY THINK ABOUT SUICIDE AND THE
REALITY
IS THAT BECAUSE THE START REALITY
IS THAT BECAUSE THE START
CONSIDERING ARE CONTEMPLATING IS THAT BECAUSE THE START
CONSIDERING ARE CONTEMPLATING
ACTUALLY DOING SUICIDE BECAUSE CONSIDERING ARE CONTEMPLATING
ACTUALLY DOING SUICIDE BECAUSE
SOMEONE HAS TALKED TO THEM ACTUALLY DOING SUICIDE BECAUSE
SOMEONE HAS TALKED TO THEM
ABOUT IT. CONTEMPLATE SUICIDE SOMEONE HAS TALKED TO THEM
ABOUT IT. CONTEMPLATE SUICIDE
BECAUSE THEY ABOUT IT. CONTEMPLATE SUICIDE
BECAUSE THEY
FEEL HOPELESS. BECAUSE THEY
FEEL HOPELESS.
>>AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PAIN FEEL HOPELESS.
>>AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PAIN
DOCTOR JEFF GENTRY IS THE>>AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PAIN
DOCTOR JEFF GENTRY IS THE
CLINICAL SERVICES SENIOR VP AT DOCTOR JEFF GENTRY IS THE
CLINICAL SERVICES SENIOR VP AT
CLARITY CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER CLINICAL SERVICES SENIOR VP AT
CLARITY CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER
AND IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE CLARITY CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER
AND IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE
ALAMO AREA TEEN SUICIDE AND IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE
ALAMO AREA TEEN SUICIDE
PREVENTION COALITION IS THAT ALAMO AREA TEEN SUICIDE
PREVENTION COALITION IS THAT
FEAR OF STIGMA PREVENTION COALITION IS THAT
FEAR OF STIGMA
THAT CAUSES PARENTS TO DELAY A FEAR OF STIGMA
THAT CAUSES PARENTS TO DELAY A
LOT OF TIME THAT’S WHY HE AND THAT CAUSES PARENTS TO DELAY A
LOT OF TIME THAT’S WHY HE AND
HIS COLLEAGUES FOCUS SO LOT OF TIME THAT’S WHY HE AND
HIS COLLEAGUES FOCUS SO
INTENSELY ON EDUCATION AND HIS COLLEAGUES FOCUS SO
INTENSELY ON EDUCATION AND
CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE INTENSELY ON EDUCATION AND
CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE
IT’S ACCEPTABLE AND NORMAL TO CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE
IT’S ACCEPTABLE AND NORMAL TO
TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH THE IT’S ACCEPTABLE AND NORMAL TO
TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH THE
BEXAR COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER’S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH THE
BEXAR COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER’S
OFFICE TRACKS PEDIATRIC DEATHS BEXAR COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER’S
OFFICE TRACKS PEDIATRIC DEATHS
AGE OFFICE TRACKS PEDIATRIC DEATHS
AGE
18 AND UNDER IN 2016 THERE WERE AGE
18 AND UNDER IN 2016 THERE WERE
16 RECORDED CHILD SUICIDES IN 18 AND UNDER IN 2016 THERE WERE
16 RECORDED CHILD SUICIDES IN
BEXAR COUNTY IN 2018 OR 16 RECORDED CHILD SUICIDES IN
BEXAR COUNTY IN 2018 OR
19 SUICIDES IT’S NOT STATED BEXAR COUNTY IN 2018 OR
19 SUICIDES IT’S NOT STATED
WHETHER OR NOT THOSE CHILDREN 19 SUICIDES IT’S NOT STATED
WHETHER OR NOT THOSE CHILDREN
LIVED IN BEXAR COUNTY. WHETHER OR NOT THOSE CHILDREN
LIVED IN BEXAR COUNTY.
AND ALTHOUGH THE INCREASE IS LIVED IN BEXAR COUNTY.
AND ALTHOUGH THE INCREASE IS
LOWER THAN THE STATE LEVEL AND ALTHOUGH THE INCREASE IS
LOWER THAN THE STATE LEVEL
DOCTOR GENTRY SAYS THERE’S A LOWER THAN THE STATE LEVEL
DOCTOR GENTRY SAYS THERE’S A
LOT OF WORK DOCTOR GENTRY SAYS THERE’S A
LOT OF WORK
TO DO AND HE’S NOT ALONE THAT LOT OF WORK
TO DO AND HE’S NOT ALONE THAT
TARA HAS CREATED A BLOCK HE’S TO DO AND HE’S NOT ALONE THAT
TARA HAS CREATED A BLOCK HE’S
WRITING A BOOK AND SPEAKING UP TARA HAS CREATED A BLOCK HE’S
WRITING A BOOK AND SPEAKING UP
IN EVERY WRITING A BOOK AND SPEAKING UP
IN EVERY
WAY POSSIBLE DEDICATING HIS IN EVERY
WAY POSSIBLE DEDICATING HIS
LIFE TO MAKING SURE FAMILIES WAY POSSIBLE DEDICATING HIS
LIFE TO MAKING SURE FAMILIES
KNOW HOW TO PAY ATTENTION LIFE TO MAKING SURE FAMILIES
KNOW HOW TO PAY ATTENTION
AND TAKE ACTION WHEN KNOW HOW TO PAY ATTENTION
AND TAKE ACTION WHEN
SOMETHING’S OFF AND YOU CAN’T AND TAKE ACTION WHEN
SOMETHING’S OFF AND YOU CAN’T
POINT THE FINGER JUST WHAT THEY SOMETHING’S OFF AND YOU CAN’T
POINT THE FINGER JUST WHAT THEY
WERE GOING TO ZOOM LENS OUT THE POINT THE FINGER JUST WHAT THEY
WERE GOING TO ZOOM LENS OUT THE
10,000 LEVEL, IT’S OK. WERE GOING TO ZOOM LENS OUT THE
10,000 LEVEL, IT’S OK.
>>WHAT ARE 10,000 LEVEL, IT’S OK.
>>WHAT ARE
WE DOING AS LEADER BECAUSE AS>>WHAT ARE
WE DOING AS LEADER BECAUSE AS
ADULTERY LEADERSHIP TO THESE WE DOING AS LEADER BECAUSE AS
ADULTERY LEADERSHIP TO THESE
YOUTH WE CAN GET THE FAITH ADULTERY LEADERSHIP TO THESE
YOUTH WE CAN GET THE FAITH
COMMUNITY ALONG WITH YOUTH WE CAN GET THE FAITH
COMMUNITY ALONG WITH
CMMUNITY LEADERSHIP. SCHOOL COMMUNITY ALONG WITH
CMMUNITY LEADERSHIP. SCHOOL
LEADERSHIP EVERYBODY HOLISTIC CMMUNITY LEADERSHIP. SCHOOL
LEADERSHIP EVERYBODY HOLISTIC
APPROACH MEDICAL. LEADERSHIP EVERYBODY HOLISTIC
APPROACH MEDICAL.
>>A MENTAL HEALTH A APPROACH MEDICAL.
>>A MENTAL HEALTH A
COORDINATED EFFORT THAT COULD>>A MENTAL HEALTH A
COORDINATED EFFORT THAT COULD
SAVE PRECIOUS LIVES PEOPLE ASK COORDINATED EFFORT THAT COULD
SAVE PRECIOUS LIVES PEOPLE ASK
ME HOW MANY KIDS DO I HAVE AND SAVE PRECIOUS LIVES PEOPLE ASK
ME HOW MANY KIDS DO I HAVE AND
I ALWAYS SAY HAVE 3. ME HOW MANY KIDS DO I HAVE AND
I ALWAYS SAY HAVE 3.
CARS. I ALWAYS SAY HAVE 3.
CARS.
>>YOU’LL NEVER STOP BEING CARS.
>>YOU’LL NEVER STOP BEING
THEIR DAD OR THEIR MOM YOU>>YOU’LL NEVER STOP BEING
THEIR DAD OR THEIR MOM YOU
NEVER DO. SHE LEFT A THEIR DAD OR THEIR MOM YOU
NEVER DO. SHE LEFT A
FOOTPRINT OUR FAMILY IS NEVER NEVER DO. SHE LEFT A
FOOTPRINT OUR FAMILY IS NEVER
GOING TO FOOTPRINT OUR FAMILY IS NEVER
GOING TO
BE FILLED. AND IS A YOU KNOW WE GOING TO
BE FILLED. AND IS A YOU KNOW WE
HAVE ANOTHER LITTLE BABY NOW BE FILLED. AND IS A YOU KNOW WE
HAVE ANOTHER LITTLE BABY NOW
AND I LOOK FORWARD TO TELL HIM HAVE ANOTHER LITTLE BABY NOW
AND I LOOK FORWARD TO TELL HIM
SOME DAY THAT HE HAS A BIG AND I LOOK FORWARD TO TELL HIM
SOME DAY THAT HE HAS A BIG
SISTER. SOME DAY THAT HE HAS A BIG
SISTER.
>>MAISIE’S YEARS. SISTER.
>>MAISIE’S YEARS.
>>BUT AIR AND GENTRY BOTH WANT>>MAISIE’S YEARS.
>>BUT AIR AND GENTRY BOTH WANT
PARENTS TO KNOW YOU DON’T HAVE>>BUT AIR AND GENTRY BOTH WANT
PARENTS TO KNOW YOU DON’T HAVE
TO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS. PARENTS TO KNOW YOU DON’T HAVE
TO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS.
IF YOU THINK YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS.
IF YOU THINK YOUR CHILD NEEDS
TO TALK TO SOMEONE. THERE IS IF YOU THINK YOUR CHILD NEEDS
TO TALK TO SOMEONE. THERE IS
PLENTY OF HELP LOCALLY. TO TALK TO SOMEONE. THERE IS
PLENTY OF HELP LOCALLY.
THE CHARITY THAT CLARITY CHILD PLENTY OF HELP LOCALLY.
THE CHARITY THAT CLARITY CHILD
GUIDANCE CENTER HAS A PROGRAM THE CHARITY THAT CLARITY CHILD
GUIDANCE CENTER HAS A PROGRAM
CALLED FIRST STEP WITH JUST A GUIDANCE CENTER HAS A PROGRAM
CALLED FIRST STEP WITH JUST A
WEEK’S NOTICE KIDS CAN CHECK IN CALLED FIRST STEP WITH JUST A
WEEK’S NOTICE KIDS CAN CHECK IN
WITH THE PSYCHOLOGIST TO TALK WEEK’S NOTICE KIDS CAN CHECK IN
WITH THE PSYCHOLOGIST TO TALK
ABOUT HOW THEY’RE FEELING. WITH THE PSYCHOLOGIST TO TALK
ABOUT HOW THEY’RE FEELING.
WE HAVE A LINK FOR THAT ON OUR

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