It Takes a Community: Suicide Recognition and PREvention

Know the Warning Signs. Be Proactive.

Suicide has become the second leading cause of death for youth and teens. We will examine data and highlight steps that all must take to build awareness, recognize warning signs, and prevent suicide.

Gaggle along with guests Chief Thomas Trawick, former Chief Safety and Security for Clayton County Public Schools, Alan Mednick, suicide prevention and mental health advocate at LivingWorks, and Dr. Lisa Strohman, psychologist, attorney, author, mother, and founder of Digital Citizen Academy, will discuss how preventing tragedy truly does take a community.

Meet the Presenters

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Chief Thomas Trawick, Jr.

Chief Thomas Trawick, Jr. is the former Chief of Safety and Security for Clayton County Public Schools and is the CEO of Reimagined Campus Security, LLC. Chief has previous experience in Police Operations and Services, Criminal Investigations, School Resource Officer Programs, and Emergency Management and Response.

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Alan Mednick

Alan Mednick is the Suicide Prevention Manager covering the Southeast United States for LivingWorks Education and currently serves on the Florida State Governors Challenge Committee as well as a NAMI Palm Beach County Outreach and Education Committee. He is also a volunteer for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Southeast Florida, 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, UMTTR, Anti-Defamation League, and Ambassador for Give an Hour.

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Dr. Lisa Strohman

A psychologist, attorney, author, and mother, Dr. Lisa Strohman established Digital Citizen Academy to help keep families safe from online dangers. Her background working as a visiting scholar with the profiling unit at the FBI during one of the most tragic school shootings in the U.S. helped create her passion for proactively preventing and educating students, educators, and parents on issues related to technology.

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Jodi Lott

Jodi Lott is the Director of Sales for Gaggle. The social-emotional well-being of children and young adults has always been a keen focus for Jodi having started her career as a special education teacher. She is an active member of the Suicide Advisory Board in her home state of CT and volunteers with the local prevention coalition in her town. Jodi’s cross-network efforts help foundations, organizations, and school districts pair needs and resources.