Adolescence can be a very stressful time. Teenagers are going through major life changes, including bodily development, changes in thoughts and feelings, and instability in the environment. They may experience confusion, self-doubt, hopelessness, isolation, and pressure to succeed.
Unfortunately, some teens may perceive suicide as a permanent solution to these difficulties. The rate of teen suicide has increased over the last decades and it is now the second leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29 globally.
Warnings signs for teen suicidal tendencies are often overlooked by adults. These signs are often misinterpreted as a cry for attention. Even if some adults notice the signs, they may hesitate to communicate with the child. Parents are often afraid that by talking about suicide, this will encourage actual suicide attempts. Others may believe suicide is not preventable.
However, teen suicide IS preventable. The risk of suicide should be on the radar of school educators who spend time with teens on a daily basis. Teachers can help prevent suicide early on by recognizing suicide warning signs, identifying risk factors, promoting protective factors, and knowing how to talk to students in a suitable manner. You can empower yourself by equipping yourself with knowledge related to teen suicide.
Join us for a webinar on Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention for School Teachers and Educators. This webinar will enhance your overall understanding of teen suicide and will cover several pivotal points, including:
What are some common myths about teen suicide?
What are the reasons for teen suicide?
What are some of the warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors for teen suicide?
What preventive measures can be taken
Date: Thursday, November 12th, 2020
Time: 8pm – 9pm
Language: English (Bilingual slides)
Speakers: Dongxin Zhao