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The Most Important Conversation You’ll Ever Have With Your Kid

A talk by Jason Reid of

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Seattle Children's Hospital, Wright Auditorium
4800 Sandpoint Way N.W., Seattle 98105 (River entrance)
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Lecture begins 7 p.m.
Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door (as available)

Teen suicide is on the rise. It's time to break the silence.

According to a recent study:

  • The suicide rate of teens in the United States rose 10 percent between 2014–2017.
  • The rate of depression among high school students increased over 60 percent in the last decade.

Join ParentMap and Seattle Children's to hear one father’s story of heartbreak and hope. In this critical community conversation, you will learn:

  • The alarming research on teen suicide
  • The warning signs most parents miss
  • How to talk to your teen/tween about this important topic before it's too late
  • What you can do now to help end teen suicide by 2030

Stick around after the lecture for a panel discussion with local experts.

Ready to have "the talk" with your teen? Bring them to this event. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, the suggested minimum age is 13.

About the Speaker

Jason Reid HeadshotJason Reid is a partner at CEO International, where he coaches CEOs on how to be successful. He cofounded National Services Group, which employs 2,500 people across three brands nationwide. He is a leader, an entrepreneur and a devoted family man.

In March 2018, while Reid and his wife were away on vacation, their 14-year-old son Ryan died by suicide in the attic of their home.

Reid's world was shattered. He thought he was raising happy kids, but the truth of his son’s deep struggle with depression was hidden until that moment. Through his grief, he embarked on an ambitious but critical mission, based on the science of depression and the combined power of psychology and technology to effect change.

In the year following his son's death, Reid has done TEDx, Goalcast and ThriveUnion talks in which he openly talks about the loss of his son and the signs that he wishes he had seen.

His documentary film, Tell My Story, follows Reid's journey to discover exactly what is happening to kids all around the world. Through his website,, Reid has outlined a plan to end teen suicide by 2030 and is dedicating the next 10 years of his life to achieve this goal.

Reid speaks from a personal perspective of loss, self-analysis and redemption as he tries to help others avoid what happened to his family.

About Our Panelists

Dr. Adrian headshotMolly Adrian, Ph.D. is an attending psychologist in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at Seattle Children's Hospital, where she primarily treats adolescent depression and suicidality. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Adrian's background is in developmental psychopathology, with training and expertise in depression, suicidality and the development of emotion regulation. Her program of research is dedicated to the identification, prevention and intervention of depression and self-injury during adolescence.


Dr. McCauely headshotElizabeth McCauley, Ph.D. is the associate director of child psychiatry at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, as well as a professor in the UW Psychiatry Department and an adjunct professor in pediatrics and psychology. Dr. McCauley’s research has focused on the development, prevention and intervention of depression and suicidality among young people. She has developed and/or tested a number of prevention and intervention strategies in clinical and primary care settings and in schools. Dr. McCauley works closely with Public Health — King County to support school-based mental health-care providers and serves on the advisory board of ForeFront, a UW based suicide prevention and education organization


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