Teen suicide awareness meeting tonight in Douglas County

Two moms spearheading event to raise awareness

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - Two Douglas County moms are reaching out to parents after the rash of teen suicides since the first of the year, four of the deaths happened in just 11 days.

Chris Lazarus has been there. She lost her son, Matt, to a heroin overdose two years ago last month.           

She’s convinced that parents need more tools, education and information to help their kids.  

“Really my goal is to give parents some idea of what to look for and some warning signs and if they are concerned – resources,” said Lazarus. “I also want them to know who they can call, who they can turn to, and I think a lot of parents don't know what to look for.”

Thursday night's meeting is for parents only. It will feature a number of professionals who deal with kids, drugs and suicide.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock.

 

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