Dr. Jyoti Randhawa to Speak at ‘Pathway to Hope & Healing’ Event
Will address growing concern of teen suicide in our community
Over 1,000 individuals in Illinois lose their lives to suicide every year. For every completed adolescent suicide, there are an estimated 100-200 attempts. These rates continue to rise with each passing year and is a growing concern among our local schools districts in Will County. This is especially relevant as schools are back in session and students are being subjected to the stress and anxiety that typically accompanies a new academic year.
In response to this crisis, Dr. Jyoti Randhawa of Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital is joining with other experts to educate our community on how to distinguish from typical adolescent behavior and the serious signs of a teen at risk for suicide or other mental health concerns.
A Pathway to Hope and Healing is an event designed by the New Lenox Safe Communities America Coalition and brings together various organizations and resources that specialize in adolescent behavioral health treatment. This event is to be held on the evening of Tuesday, September 10th in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day.
Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital is uniquely equipped to help teens in trouble. A new, state of the art hospital, Silver Oaks has created a space that is just for teens. With licensed mental health staff, nurses and psychiatrists employing the latest in evidence-based treatment, teens and their families can expect the very best care available.
As a community service, Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital offers free mental health assessments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information and to schedule an assessment, call (844) 580-5000. Walk-ins are also accepted 24 hours a day.