Depression and Suicide Safety for School Staff

Tue Apr 9th, 2019 - 3:30 to 4:45 pm

Depression in Teens most recent data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) dramatically illustrates recent upward trends youth suicide:

  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in teens
  • 17% of high schools students have seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year (2017)
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in elementary school age children (2014)

Teachers need to know how to recognize depression in their students and how to respond when they do. This program will show you the various ways that depression can manifest itself in teens and how treatment can be helpful. You will learn the risk factors for suicide, the warning signs and your limited, but critical role in getting help for your students. What are your school’s resources? What community resources exist? Be prepared to help. Suicide is preventable if the community is aware and responds.

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