Thirteen Reasons Why Not: A Step-By-Step Guide To Helping Depressed & Suicidal Teenagers

Thirteen Reasons Why Not: A Step-By-Step Guide To Helping Depressed & Suicidal Teenagers

  • ISBN-13: 9781545540169
  • Author: Matt Mizell
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2017-04-28
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 66
  • $11.32

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After Netflix released its popular "Thirteen Reasons Why" original series about a girl who killed herself, the topic of suicide has become viral. However, suicide has unfortunately already gone viral among teenagers in the United States. According to The Jason Foundation:* Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for teens. * More teens die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED. * Each day in the United States, over 5,240 teenagers attempt suicide.  * Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs. If you work with youth, it's not IF you will have a conversation with a teenager about suicide, but WHEN. Are you prepared? Do you know what to say? Do you know who to contact or what to do? This easy-to-read guide equips you with 13 steps as suggested by counselors, therapists, and the National Suicide Hotline for how to engage teenagers in crisis. NOTE: This book is NOT intended for those struggling with suicidal thoughts. This guide intended to be a tool to help those who may find themselves in a conversation with a suicidal teenager.

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