ERIC Number: EJ1034665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
A High School Counselor's Leadership in Providing School-Wide Screenings for Depression and Enhancing Suicide Awareness
Erickson, Anne; Abel, Nicholas R.
Professional School Counseling, v16 n5 p283-289 2013
The prevalence of mental health issues and suicidal thoughts and actions among school-aged children and adolescents is a serious issue. This article examines the scope of the problem nationwide and provides a brief overview of the literature regarding the effectiveness of school-wide screening programs for depression and suicide risk. The authors describe a suicide prevention program that has been implemented by the first author (a high school counselor in Minnesota) that combines classroom guidance, screening, and referrals for outside mental health services. This article includes recommendations for school counselors interested in implementing a school-wide screening and prevention program.
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Suicide, Children, Adolescents, Mental Health, School Health Services, Screening Tests, At Risk Students, Prevention, School Counselors, Counselor Role, High School Students
American School Counselor Association. 1101 King Street Suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-683-2722; Fax: 703-683-1619; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.schoolcounselor.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota