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THOMAS A. RUDD, M.S., M.D., FCAP, FACNP
Lake County Coroner  

School Program

Adolescent suicide is a major public health problem.  One of the most widely-used strategies to prevent youth suicide is school-based "gatekeeper training", where teachers, school staff and administrators are trained to recognize warning signs of youth suicide and assist with the referral of at-risk kids to a mental health professional.  The “Project Safety N.E.T.” Training Program is offered to schools by Dr. John Jochem of Hawthorn Counseling Group.  This is a free, one-hour training event conducted on-site in schools which gives educators the tools they need to intervene with students of concern. I encourage school administrators to make use of this program and highly recommend that they contact Dr. Jochem at jdjochem@gmail.com or http://www.hawthorncounseling.com to schedule training for staff.  Dr. Jochem's presentation is available below.  

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Watch Video: Prevention of Adolescent Suicide

Contact Information

Thomas A. Rudd, M.S., M.D.
Lake County Coroner
26 N. Martin L. King Jr. Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085-4351

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 5:00

Ph. 847.377.2200
After Hours and Holidays: 847.549.5200