Learning about the topic of teen suicide is an important endeavor for all of us.
I want to take this opportunity to share some exciting news regarding the development of my new book. This book will be on teen suicide written to parents and teachers. But it can also benefit many other populations as well such as students, caregivers, and friends.
This article will focus on some of the points my book focuses on.
Why is this book needed?
When I began an informal research of books available to parents on teen suicide I only found a few good ones. The “good ones” were written by professionals, organizations, or big publishing houses. I couldn’t find at least 3 books written from a practical perspective that offered tools to parents. I then began research into books for teachers and had an even harder time finding books for this population. That’s when I decided to write another book.
A book written exclusively for parents (as the primary audience) and teachers (as the secondary audience) would be helpful to many of my clients and those who follow my work. Sadly, many parents (and also the educational system) remain uninformed about the seriousness of teen suicide. It wasn’t until I began training teachers on suicide that I realized how uninformed they are.
They also remain uninformed about the triggers and warning signs. There is often a gap between parents and teachers when it comes to mental health which makes helping a suicidal teen very difficult.
What it’s about
The book will aim to bridge this gap and provide resources, worksheets, and ideas that can be utilized by both groups.
To learn more about my upcoming book tune into my audio blog post below:
I will also be teaming up with Simplek12.com in October (19th and 26th) to discuss ways teachers can appropriately manage difficult and challenging families. If you know someone who might benefit from this webinar training, feel free to share the link below:
Webinar 1: 10/19 – http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/view.asp?id=2957
Webinar 2: 10/26 – http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/view.asp?id=2958