ERIC Number: ED444101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Maine Youth Suicide Prevention: Education, Resources and Support--It's Up to All of Us.
O'Halloran, Susan, Ed.; Coleman, Loren, Ed.; DiCara, Cheryl, Ed.
This booklet is designed to provide the citizens of Maine with general information they can use to help with the problem of youth suicide. It serves as part of the state's public education strategy to teach the citizens about suicide prevention. The booklet contains information concerning myths about suicide, the risk factors, warning signs, and motives. It discusses how depression can influence suicide behavior and how to enhance protective factors, which can combat the negative effects of depression. It considers how to respond to suicidal behaviors, how to persuade someone to get help, and important ways to save a life. Lists of resources to state and national hotlines and Web sites for prevention are included. (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Depression (Psychology), Instructional Materials, Intervention, Mental Health, Public Health, Public Service, State Action, Suicide, Youth Problems
Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services, 159 State House Station, A.M.H.I. Complex, Marguardt Bldg., Augusta, ME 04333-0159. Tel: 800-499-0027 (Toll Free); 800-215-7604 (TTY); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.state.me.us/suicide.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Human Services, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine