Services for Teens At Risk (STAR-Center)
is a program that combines clinical and outreach services designed to combat the problem of adolescent suicide. Our mission is to offer state-of-the art, responsive care for youth and their families with depression, anxiety, or who are at risk for suicidal behavior, to train other professionals in best practices, and to make these practices better through continued research. STAR-Center is committed to the integration of education, prevention, treatment and research in order to offer the best care for our youth.
Pennsylvania’s 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention Conference
October 15-16, 2014
1450 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
“Making a Difference Together”
In The News
On September 18th, 2014, Dr. David Brent, M.D., Director, STAR-Center, testified on Capitol Hill at the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing entitled “Suicide Prevention and Treatment: Helping Loved Ones in Mental Health Crisis.”
A Message from STAR-Center
In the aftermath of the most recent school tragedy we hope that you find the following resources helpful to share with students, parents and fellow professionals in the weeks and months to come. In addition to including resources related to the event we have also included general materials related to supporting youth and caregivers following trauma, promoting mental health awareness and enhancing school safety. Do not hesitate to contact us, to discuss your concerns or to explore additional resources.
EXCITING LEGISLATIVE NEWS IMPACTING SUICIDE PREVENTION EFFORTS FOR PA SCHOOLS
Over the summer, Pennsylvania became one of less than 20 other states that require some form of suicide prevention training for their school personnel.
Visit www.afsp.org for an update of school suicide prevention statutes across the country.