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Teen Suicide Prevention: How to Listen, Assess, and Guide Teens in their Time of Need
A California State Library Webinar
Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM
Michelle Carlson MPH, Executive Director, Teen Line (miche[email protected])
Cheryl Eskin MFT, Program Director, Teen Line ([email protected])
Jeremy Wilson MPP, Project Coordinator, CSL Mental Health Initiative ([email protected])
Deborah Takahashi MLS, Pasadena Public Library ([email protected])
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10-24 year olds in the United States. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED. Since 4 out of 5 teens who attempt suicide give warning signs, it can be vital to know what to look for and what to do or say. With the influx of social media and extreme pressure to succeed, teens are struggling more than ever.
As part of the 2016-2017 California State Library (CSL) Mental Health Initiative, library staff, teens, and youth advocates are invited to learn more about teen suicide prevention with Michelle Carlson and Cheryl Eskin from Teen Line (www.teenlineonline.org), a teen-to-teen hotline that provides education and support for teens.
In this webinar, participants will:
- Learn the warning signs of suicide
- Dispel myths such as talking about suicide makes someone more likely to attempt suicide
- Explore how to talk to teens who may be suicidal and guide them towards help and hope
This webinar will be of interest to: anyone who works with teens and for teens who want to learn how to advocate for themselves and those they care about.
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Keywords: Teen services