Suicide Prevention Video Available Online
In light of recent tragedies across the country involving students from middle school to college age, parents and educators are encouraged to view “Not My Kid: What Every Parent Should Know,” an online video provided by the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide. The questions to ask about whether or not your child may be at risk for suicide can be complicated. This short video asks and answers a few of those questions but, more importantly, demonstrates how to ask those questions-and keep asking-until you get answers that help you understand whether or not your child is at risk....and what to do about it.
“This is a great opportunity for parents and educators to receive valuable information. Teachers can not only use this as a resource but also earn professional development credit,” said Andrew Evangelista, Montclair High School Student Assistance Counselor. “We can be proactive in addressing an issue that is uncomfortable, but very necessary to address from many different perspectives in the school and community setting.”
The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide was founded in 2006 by two fathers who had lost teenaged children to suicide.
More resources are available for parents, teens and educators here.
Article Date: Jan 20, 2011