Teeen have a special role in the prevention of suicide among their peers
An excellent, practical manual that is easy to read and understand. Suggestions for assessing the degrees of concern and tips on "active listening" merit the attention of everyone working with teens. Basic information about suicide is presented: the magnitude and urgency of the crisis, contributing factors, categories of teens who are especially at-risk, the mind-set of would-be victims, and warning signs. They cite interviews with YAs who survived suicide attempts to indicate that many, apparently, change their minds after initiating the act. It follows that alertness and intervention can save lives. There is also a discussion of techniques for problem solving and stress reduction.
Grade 6 Up
By Richard E Nelson, PhD.