ERIC Number: ED253819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Suicide among School Age Youth.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
This pamphlet is designed to assist school personnel in dealing with youth suicide by providing information, and prevention, intervention, and postvention activities. The foreword briefly covers problems facing adolescents that may lead to suicide, and mentions the after effects on the family, school, and community. A message from New York Lieutenant Governor Del Bello is included, in which he urges the formation of a federal commission to investigate causes and prevention of youth suicide. Estimates of the incidence of suicide are given, as well as specific reasons for the increase in suicides. Characteristics of the at-risk population are listed, and prevention, intervention, and postvention activities are briefly discussed. A quick reference guide and summary for identification and action includes a Risk Assessment Checklist, counseling guidelines, and a list of important facts and fables about suicide. Eleven references are included. Appendices include the names and addresses of Children and Youth Services operated by New York State Psychiatric Centers, New York State Division for Youth Field Representatives, New York State Mental Hygiene Commissions and County Mental Health Directors, New York State Poison Control Centers, and New York City Suicide Prevention Hotline numbers. (BH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York