Power to Prevent Suicide A Guide for Teens Helping Teens

ISBN-10: 1575422069
ISBN-13: 9781575422060
Edition: 2nd 2007
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Description: Who can stop teens from killing themselves? You can. When teenagers were asked, "Who would you tell about wanting to commit suicide?" 90 percent said they would tell a friend first. This book tells you what to do next. "The Power to Prevent Suicide"  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Who can stop teens from killing themselves? You can. When teenagers were asked, "Who would you tell about wanting to commit suicide?" 90 percent said they would tell a friend first. This book tells you what to do next. "The Power to Prevent Suicide" recognizes your power to save a life.

Foreword
Introduction
Why We Wrote This Book
About This Book
We Want to Hear from You
Important Information (A Form to Copy, Fill Out, and Keep)
Why, What, and Who
Why Would Someone Want to Die?
A Need for Love
Feeling Good About Yourself
Feelings Affect Behavior
All Behavior Has a Purpose
Help, Not Suicide
What You Need to Know About Suicide
Fact: Suicide Is a Leading Cause of Death Among Young People Today
Fact: Few Suicides Happen Without Some Warning
Fact: Suicide Is Preventable
Fact: Talking About Suicide Won't Give Teenagers Ideas
Fact: Suicide Is Not Inherited
Fact: Most Suicidal People Are Not Mentally Ill
Fact: People Who Talk About Suicide Commit Suicide
Fact: Suicide Is Not Just a Way to Get Attention
Fact: Suicidal Teens Believe Their Problems Are Serious
Fact: Many Things Lead Up to a Suicide
Fact: No Special Types of People Commit Suicide
Fact: People Who Attempt Suicide Are in the Most Danger When They Start to Feel Better
Fact: A Concerned, Caring Friend Can Make a Difference
What Are the Warning Signs of Suicide?
Suicide Threats
Sudden Changes in Behavior
Significant Losses
Giving Away Treasured Possessions
Tying Up Loose Ends
Aggression, Rebellion, and Disobedience
Self-Destructive Behavior
Loss of Self-Esteem
Who's at Risk?
Teens Who Are Depressed
Teens Who Have Problems with Alcohol and Other Drugs
Teens Who Are Gay, Lesbian, or Questioning Their Sexual Orientation
Teens Who Have Attempted Suicide Before or Who Come from Homes Where Someone Has Committed Suicide
Teens Who Are Gifted
Teens Who Have Learning Differences
Teens Who Are Pregnant
Teens Who Are Abused
When High-Risk Becomes At-Risk
How to Be a Suicide Preventer
Reach Out
Ask the Right Questions
The Spontaneous Plan
Assess the Danger
Constricted Thinking
Listen
Be an Active Listener
Have Empathy
Be a Word Detective
Active Listening Do's and Don'ts
Be Positive
What If You're Afraid You're Not a Good Listener?
If You're Still Unsure About Your Skills
Be Yourself
Get Help
Who Should You Tell?
Go Together for Help
Make Sure an Adult Knows
What Next?
Peer Helpers
How to Help a Friend Through a Suicidal Crisis (A Form to Copy and Keep)
Help Yourself
Help for Helpers
Help for Survivors
Protect Yourself Against Suicide
Help for When You're Feeling Stressed
Crisis Checklist (A Form to Copy and Fill Out)
Books That Can Help You Help Yourself
Get Your School and Community Involved
Who Needs to Know About Teen Suicide?
How You Can Educate Others: A Step-by-Step Action Plan
Suicide Warning Signs (A Card to Copy, Cut Out, and Keep)
Resources
Crisis Assistance
Readings and References
Index
About the Authors

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