Bullying, Teen Suicide To Be Discussed At Student Mental Health Community Forum

Jun 30, 2015

A teenaged boy deals with bullying at his school. The ONE by ONE Community Forum will start with an expert panel discussion of new strategies for working with at-risk students and preventing problems like bullying and suicide.
Credit Lee Morley / Flickr

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is hosting a discussion Tuesday evening to talk about student mental health and well-being.

The ONE by ONE Community Forum will start with an expert panel discussion of new strategies for working with at-risk students and preventing problems like bullying and suicide.

Then, moderator Pam Paul says, the floor will be opened up for discussion.

“We’re really eager to have community members have the opportunity to ask questions and then really discuss with themselves what they make of the information that they’ve heard, and in addition to that [discuss] what actions that they can take,” Paul said.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Jessie DuPont Center on East Adams Street, and the forum starts at 6 p.m. It’s free and open to the public, but participants must register in advance.

The results and conversation notes from the forum will be posted on the the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s website.

Photo credit: “Bullying” by Lee Morley is used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.