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Understanding Suicidal Youths: 5 Things We Tend To Miss

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Life can be difficult and sometimes discouraging. Unfortunately, children and teens may feel particularly lonely and overwhelmed when their lives begin to crumble after an emotionally destabilizing event. That event might be a death in the family, a personal tragedy, an episode of bullying, a struggle with poverty, or some kind of existential stressor. These youths may be very susceptible to thoughts of suicide, and it is helpful to know what to look for. Join Tamara Hill, a licensed child and adolescent therapist and certified trauma professional, as she discusses safety planning and the 5 things we tend to miss while trying to understand suicide among youths ages 7-20.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Other
Last aired on: Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Administrator Resources, Counseling, School Safety
Tags: causes of suicide, counseling, student safety, suicidal behaviors, suicide contagion, suicide prevention, support, therapy, trauma, warning signs

Reviews (25)

Well done...Thank you
Great information. This is so important and timely. Thank you!
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So important! Thank you.
There was some good information on here. I do live in an area that faces these troubles.
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As adults and educators we need to be able to engage these ideas so we are ready to talk with parents and kids. Understanding that suicidal thoughts are not sudden events but the result of family and social circumstances interacting with a kid's unique personality. We can agree that a situation is all messed up without affirming suicide as a response.
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Very good information. We need all the information we can get on this subject in the current world we live it
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good info in a scary time
good info
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The aspect of safety planning was interesting.
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Good info.
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