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PASS Introduces New Program to Prevent Suicide

PASS is providing a new program called Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Steps-A. It is a universal suicide prevention program that has been demonstrated to be effective in helping adolescents.


DBT Steps helps them manage difficult emotional situations, cope with stress, and make better life decisions. This program teaches skills such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.


Kendra comes to PASS with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Bowling Green State University and is a licensed social worker. Her previous employment was at the Family Resource Center. While there, she worked with youth experiencing behavioral and mental health concerns.


Kendra enjoys working with youth. She coordinates the DBT in Schools Program as well as the Stacked Deck Problem Gambling Prevention Program in the middle and high schools.

DBT Steps Program Coordinator

Kendra Vermillion

If you are in crisis call 1-800-567-HOPE (4673) or text 741 741.