This guide is for counselors and teachers on "teen suicide." Optional information for students, along with optional activities. This lesson plan covers the following:
Teen suicide risk factors
Recognizing teen suicidal behavior
Warning signs for suicidal teens
Suicide protective factors
How to talk to teens when they need help, including "A.C.T" -Acknowledge,Care, Tell
What teens can do to help a friend who is talking about suicide
A personal account of a teen who attempted suicide and is now helping other teens. As this teen says;" sometimes the answer is "Finding your reasons to live and Teens helping other teens."
How to get help for teens- "National Suicide Hotline"
Optional student activity of filling out a list of people to call if they need support
Optional "True or False" quiz and answer key
Optional classroom activity
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