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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

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Mental Health Facts: Children and Teens [downloadable]

mental health 509Did you know that 1 in 5 teens between the ages of 13 and 18 have or will have a serious mental illness? Or that 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24?

Mental health is essential to one’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. This infographic from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides the latest facts and figures about children’s and teens’ mental health. Read more ›

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Tips for Discussing Suicide on Social Media — A Guide for Youth [downloadable]

suicide social media 492There are pros and cons to social media discussions of suicide. Social media can spread helpful knowledge and support, but it can also quickly disseminate harmful messaging and misinformation that puts vulnerable youth at risk. Read more ›

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Suicide and Social Media: A Tipsheet for Parents and Providers [downloadable]

suicideandsocialmedia461Mental health, non-suicidal self-harm, and suicide themes on social media continue to be an issue both youth and adults face on a daily basis. Experts recognize that youth engagement with social media includes positive and negative aspects and our goal is to help maximize the benefits while reducing any potential harm. Read more ›

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Coping After Suicide Loss: Tips for Grieving Adults, Children, and Schools [downloadable]

Death by suicide is always a tragic event. It can trigger a host of complicated and confusing emotions. Whether you are coping with the loss of a loved one, or are helping a child or adult navigate such a loss, these tools from the American Psychological Association can help. Read more ›

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After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools [downloadable]

afterasuicide457After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools was designed to help schools respond immediately in the minutes, hours, and days after a suicide as well as in the weeks and months it takes the school community to heal and move forward. Read more ›

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Parental Involvement Lessens Effects of Bullying on Middle Schoolers

middle school girl bullying 456Middle school students who feel their parents are more involved in their education have fewer mental health struggles — along with fewer suicidal thoughts and behaviors — in response to being bullied, according to a paper published this month in the journal School Psychology. Read more ›

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More U.S. Youth Seeking Help During Psychiatric Emergencies

hospital- ER 435The number of young people visiting U.S. emergency rooms with psychiatric problems is rising, driven largely by a surge in teens and minority youth seeking urgent help for mental illnesses, a new study suggests. Read more ›

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TeenMentalHealth.org [web resource]

teenmentalhealthorg383TeenMentalHealth.org is non profit organization that creates educational, training, and clinical care materials and programs designed for use in schools and care settings to promote mental health literacy, clinical care capacity, self-care and psychoeducation, and evaluation of existing programs and interventions.  Mental health information (products and training programs) are designed to address the needs of youth ages 12 to 25 years, families, educators, health providers, policy makers and others. Read more ›

Teen Suicide: What are the Warning Signs? [presentation] [video]

Learn more about risk factors and reasons for suicidal and self-harm behaviors in teens, warning signs, and how to help your teen stay safe. Presented by Stephanie Clarke, PhD and Michele Berk, PhD Asst. Professor Stanford, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Read more ›

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Understanding the Foundations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Part II [presentation]

Dr. Anna Parnes, PhD, psychologist at CHC and clinician at RISE Comprehensive DBT Intensive Outpatient Program, discusses DBT skills and experiential activities for each of DBT modules: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation. Read more ›

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