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Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

Teen

Suicide:

Let's deal with it. Let's prevent it.


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

Center for Human Development

4505 White Bear Parkway, Suite 1800

White Bear Lake, MN 55110

651-426-8191

chdtherapy.com

jamessanthony.com

By: James S. Anthony, Ph.D.Licensed Psychologist


Presentation outline

Depression in Youth

Myths vs Facts About Suicide/Depression

Depression Symptoms

Suicide Warning Signs

How to Help

Psychotherapy

Spirituality

Coping with Loss from Suicide

Suicide Contagion

Presentation Outline


Depression in youth

Depression in youth

  • Being a teen is tough enough when you're healthy, but it can be unbearable for teens with depression

  • Teens do not need to handle this alone.

  • Depression may lead to suicide

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people 10 to 25 years old.

  • Treating depression is the most effective way to prevent suicide

  • Teens may struggle with pressure to fit in, relationship break-ups, school work pressures, and home problems.


Suicide is usually a cry for help

Suicide is usually a cry for help

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

FACT

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Suicide is not becoming more common with teens and young adults

Suicide is not becoming more common with teens and young adults

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

Myth

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Suicide is most common among the elderly

Suicide is most common among the elderly

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

FACT

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Depression isn t really an illness

Depression isn't really an illness.

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

Myth

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


All people with depression appear sad

All people with depression appear sad

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

Myth

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


People with depression are weak and should be able to snap out of it

People with depression are weak and should be able to snap out of it.

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

Myth

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

The top two reasons for not seeking help for depression and suicide is stigma of mental illness and lack of access to help

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

FACT

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Something bad must have happened to people to get depression

Something bad must have happened to people to get depression

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

Myth

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Most people with depression can t be helped

Most people with depression can't be helped

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

Myth

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Depression is something you should be ashamed of and hide from others

Depression is something you should be ashamed of and hide from others

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

Myth

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


More people die from suicide than homicide

More people die from suicide than homicide

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

FACT

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Depression isn t really that serious

Depression isn't really that serious

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Myth 70 of suicides suffered from untreated depression

Myth

70% of suicides suffered from untreated depression

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Don t talk about suicide or you give depressed persons the idea to kill themselves

Don't talk about suicide or you give depressed persons the idea to kill themselves

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

Myth

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Suicides usually happen without any warnings

Suicides usually happen without any warnings

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Myth 80 of those who attempt or complete gave warnings

Myth

80% of those who attempt or complete gave warnings

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


You should keep secret a confidence of someone planning to kill themselves

You should keep secret a confidence of someone planning to kill themselves

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

Myth

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


The three leading methods of suicide are firearms suffocation and poisoning

The three leading methods of suicide are firearms, suffocation, and poisoning

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Teen suicide let s deal with it let s prevent it

FACT

Myths vs Facts about Suicide/Depression


Depression symptoms

Feeling sad, empty or numb

Tired or overwhelmed

Cry easily

Can't sleep or sleep well

Can't eat

No interest in anything

In pain

Angry, moody, easily irritated

Abuse drugs or alcohol

No hope

Depression Symptoms


Suicide warning signs

Talking about suicide or death

Feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless

Previous suicide attempts

Has experienced a loss

Making preparations, such as a will or giving things away, saying goodbye or making amends

Buying or having a gun and bullets or pills

Suddenly becoming happier when originally sad

Suicide Warning Signs


How to help 1 800 suicide 911

Show that you care and express concern

Actively encourage the person to seek help and stay close until help arrives

Ask about suicide thoughts and intention

Be kind, understanding, and supportive

Don't blame yourself, anyone else, or the person

Don't offer glib reassurance, argue, or challenge

How to HELP: 1-800-SUICIDE,911


What is psychotherapy

What is Psychotherapy?

  • Focus on goals, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships related to depression

  • Goal is getting and staying well, not just getting better.

  • Helps you learn to change how depression makes you think, feel, and act

  • Help overcome low self-esteem and pessimism

  • Help to cope with stress and foster resilience

  • May be most effective in conjunction with medication.


Spirituality

Spirituality

  • Meaning, values, and purpose in life

  • Feelings of peace and harmony

  • Getting involved

  • Belonging

  • Helping others

  • Inspiration from others such as:

  • DARKNESS VISIBLE: A MEMOIR OF MADNESS by William Styron


Coping with loss from suicide

Coping with Loss from Suicide

  • You'll need time to grieve and heal

  • Need to understand suicide

  • Understand your feelings

  • Work through any guilt or anger

  • Talk about feelings of loss and pain

  • Get support and help

  • Remember the person who has died

  • Seek inner peace

  • Take care of yourself

  • Tell the truth, but no need for details


Suicide contagion

Exposure to a suicide influences others to attempt or commit suicide

Not censorship but responsible reporting

No sensationalizing or normalizing

Be concise and factual

Do not be graphic

Suicide Contagion


Suicide contagion 2

Do not call it a “successful” suicide

Publicize resources—hot lines, counseling, etc.

Avoid simplistic explanations for suicide

Do not glorify the suicide victim or the method

Suicide Contagion (2)


Thank you any questions or comments

James S. Anthony, Ph.D.Licensed Psychologist

Center for Human Development

White Bear Lake, MN

651-426-8191

Jamessanthony.com

1-800-SUICIDE

Thank you. Any questions or comments?


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