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ERIC Number: EJ1016290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1546-2781
Suicide Prevention for Counselors Working with Youth in Secondary and Post-Secondary School
Wiley, Cindy
Alabama Counseling Association Journal, v38 n2 spec iss p9-14 2012
According to the latest statistics, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in those aged 15-24 (CDC, 2010), when many are enrolled in secondary and post-secondary institutions. Because of such alarming statistics, the need for prevention education is great. However, many counselors and educators feel ill- equipped in prevention and intervention techniques that directly address the frightening subject of suicide (Heath, Toast, & Beattam, 2006.). Because of increased legislative action requiring the implementation of school wide prevention programs, many counselors have been tasked with creating programs that address this growing mental health concern. Understanding the signs and risk factors associated with adolescent suicide along with possible implementation guidelines and helpful resources assist in creating a comprehensive program designed at incident prevention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
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