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Sept. 13, 2022

Asking The Difficult Questions: Suicide Prevention


September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. 

Join me and my wonderful guest, Jenny Hecht, as we discuss a challenging topic. Jenny is a mother and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with middle school and high school-aged youth and parents. Jenny is a passionate advocate for suicide prevention and is deeply involved with numerous community initiatives, including Colorado-based Colieś Closet and Sources of Strength. 

Jenny teaches us the importance of asking your child tough questions, being truly present, and an engaged “listener.”

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Resources: 

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988 

Colorado Crisis Services: https://coloradocrisisservices.org/ 

The Trevor project:  https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ 

Sources Of Strength: https://sourcesofstrength.org/ 

Colieś Closet: https://coliescloset.org/ 

The LIV project: https://thelivproject.org/ 

The Game That Goes There: https://thelivproject.org/game/

 Jenny Hecht website: http://www.jennyhecht.com 

Real Life Momz: https://www.reallifemomz.com/

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Jenny R Hecht

Jenny is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Yoga Teacher with over 20 years of experience working with middle school and high school-aged youth and adults in a variety of settings. She is a passionate advocate for suicide prevention, serving as the clinical trainer and board member for Colie's Closet, a Boulder Valley School District Peer Education program focused on depression and suicide awareness. Jenny is also a regional trainer for the national suicide prevention program, Sources of Strength, a comprehensive wellness program that seeks to empower and build resiliency in individuals and communities. She is a frequent presenter throughout the state of Colorado sought after for her expertise in regards to resiliency, as well as the specific social-emotional needs of the gifted and neurodivergent population. Jenny lives in Lafayette, CO with her husband of 22 years and her 16-year-old daughter, as well as a few fur babies.