Each year, thousands of youth in the United States fall victim to suicide. As a country, we are needlessly losing precious lives each and every day. This course will familiarize you with the topic of youth suicide. It will set the stage so you will acquire a better appreciation of the forces that impact the lives of young people and will become more familiar with recognizing responding to children and teens in need because suicide is preventable!
One of the most important aspects of preventing suicide in youth is recognizing the risk factors and warning signs of suicide, particularly depression. This course provides the information needed to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with suicide and depression, to know what you can do to help, and to understand what your obligations are as an educator.
Course Length: 2 hours