ERIC Number: ED262333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Adolescent Suicide Prevention: A Compendium of Resources.
Abramson, Richard A., Ed.; Wing, Michael, Ed.
This guide presents information, direction, and resources to help teachers design a curriculum on suicide prevention tailored to their students' needs. Chapter I describes the problem of adolescent suicide at one high school and the program that developed as a result of that problem. Chapter II presents facts about suicide under the headings of incidence, sex and age, marital and occupational status, sociocultural factors, methods, and intent. In chapter III, 13 misconceptions about suicide are discussed. Chapter IV lists warning signs and causes of suicide as they relate to previous suicide attempts, suicide threats, depression, behavioral change, and stress. The information in chapter V is focused on how to help potential suicides. Suggestions are given for appropriate responses to a suicide threat. Six steps in intervention are outlined which are appropriate for dissemination at the seconday school level and which may be used by both students and teachers. Chapter VI contains an activity packet of resources for teachers which includes two suicide quizzes, a poem written by a boy who committed suicide, a suicidal anecdote, activity and work sheets, and a list of topics for discussion. Chapter VII consists of a bibiliography with 179 entries. Appendices contain other relevant forms and information. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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