ERIC Number: ED310508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Teens in Crisis: Preventing Suicide and Other Self-Destructive Behavior.
Barrett, Thomas C.
Designed as a guide for the prevention of suicide and other self-destructive behavior, this booklet is divided into two main sections. Outlining the problem of suicide in the nation, the first section contains an introduction to the topic of suicide with statistical information, then eight segments deal with such subjects as facing the reality of suicide in our society, common myths and facts about suicide, motives, a suicidal personality profile, and suicidal indicators. The second section, detailing the methods for tackling the problem of suicide, includes guidelines for schools, a note on confidentiality, student learning and the curriculum, peer counseling, tips for parents as partners, creating crisis intervention teams, networking with the community, basic intervention strategies, steps in the event of a tragedy, youth help model programs, and a listing of six sources of mental health and suicide information centers. The bibliography contains 22 references. (KM)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Peer Counseling, Prevention, Secondary Education, Self Destructive Behavior, Suicide
Publication Sales, American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 021-00254-4; $2.50 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.