THIRTEEN REASONS WHY NOT
After Netflix released its popular "Thirteen Reasons Why" original series about a girl who killed herself, the topic of suicide WENT viral.
However, suicide has unfortunately already gone viral among teenagers in the United States. are you prepared to talk with a suicidal teenager?
• Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for teens.
• More teens die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
• Each day in the United States, over 5,240 teenagers attempt suicide.
• Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs.
If you work with with youth, it's not IF you will have a conversation with a teenager about suicide, but WHEN.
Do you know what to say?
Do you know who to contact or what to do?
This guide equips you with 13 steps as suggested by counselors, therapists, and the National Suicide Prevention lifeline for how to engage teenagers in crisis.
THE 2ND EDITION FEATURES TWO NEW CHAPTERS ON HOPE, INCLUDING AN ENTIRE CHAPTER OF LETTERS OF HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT WRITTEN BY TEENAGERS TO TEENAGERS.
This book is NOT intended for people who are suicidal. This guide is intended to be a tool to help those who may find themselves in a conversation with someone who is.
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YOUTH PASTORS: DOWNLOAD A FREE 3-WEEK SERMON SERIES ON DEPRESSION, ANXIETY & SUICIDAL THOUGHTS HERE. Contact matt below if you're interested in having him speak at your event on the topic of suicide (for teens or adults).