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Poland, Scott; Lieberman, Richard; Niznik, Marina – Communique, 2019
The suicide of a student has a rippling effect in the school environment as well as in the greater community, as a single adolescent death by suicide increases the risk of additional suicides. The process by which a completed suicide (or at times, suicidal behavior) increases the suicidal behavior of others is called contagion. When multiple…
Descriptors: Suicide, School Psychologists, Crisis Management, Crisis Intervention
Poland, Scott; Lieberman, Richard – Communique, 2018
The research is clear on youth suicide: Mental illness plays a significant role. Suicide is most often the result of untreated or undertreated mental illness, and when certain disorders coexist in youth, particularly depression and impulse disorders (such as alcohol and substance abuse, nonsuicidal self-injury, or conduct disorder), the risk for…
Descriptors: Bullying, Suicide, Prevention, School Role
Lieberman, Richard; Poland, Scott – Communique, 2017
The suicide of a young person not only creates crisis response challenges for school personnel but also sparks a multitude of reactions and questions from parents who may be anxious about contagion and the increased risk of another suicide occurring. Providing leadership in the aftermath of a student death by suicide is an essential role of the…
Descriptors: Suicide, Adolescents, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology)
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Mathur, Sarup R.; Kern, Lee; Albrecht, Susan F.; Poland, Scott; Rozalski, Michael; Skiba, Russell J. – Behavioral Disorders, 2017
This document provides administrative recommendations of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) regarding the need for school-based mental health services (SBMHS) in schools (Kern et al., 2017). It includes (1) an introduction, (2) key considerations for successful SBMHS, and (3) recommendations regarding local, state, and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, School Health Services, Mental Health, Access to Health Care
Lieberman, Richard; Poland, Scott – Communique, 2017
Suicide is a leading, preventable cause of death in our nation for youth ages 10-24, and rates have increased slowly, but steadily since 2007. The rate of increase recorded between 2014 and 2015 for the youth 15-19 years old was the largest jump in the past decade (from 11.6 to 12.5 per 100,000) and the rate for youth 10-14 years old doubled…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, Federal Legislation, School Policy