Teen mental health to be discussed at upcoming community events in lower Valley

As part of our continuing coverage of the healing process for Cedarcrest High School and the lower Valley community following recent tragedies at the school, the Riverview School District has announced several upcoming events to help assist in those efforts.

As you know and we have told you, the district has created a “Community Wellness Task Force” which has been tasked with developing solutions to the issues that came out of the recent CHS tragedies, most notably with teen mental health. Several events have been held over the past several days, with more scheduled in the coming days.

Those include a “Grief and Loss” workshop on Saturday. This event, from 10am-1pm at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation, is aimed to help parents and teens ages 13 and older learn about mental health concerns for teens, how to spot those issues and get help if that’s needed. Experts will be on hand at this event to help provide critical information to families about these mental health issues. You can get more information on Facebook here.

There are also two additional events coming up over remaining Saturdays in November. The “Youth Mental Health First Aid” sessions are on November 16 and 23, and are seminars designed to teach parents, educators and other concerned members of the lower Valley community about the warning signs for teen mental health or drug challenges, and how to address those issues if they arise. The event on the 16th is close to capacity in Carnation, while the event on the 23rd is in Duvall at the WRECK Center. More information on the Carnation event is available by email from the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, who is sponsoring the events, at admin@svcn.info, and more information on the Duvall event is at this website.

The district-led task force is comprised of district and community leaders, including representatives from local police, fire and social service agencies, along with representatives from various school parent-teacher associations. Additionally, church leaders are also now involved in this response, helping better address these issues.

We’ll continue to provide coverage of this for you here at the Journal as a community service to our readers in the lower Valley.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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