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Reasons for Hope, Reasons to Live: Preventing Youth Suicide

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Catalogue Number:  600632
Producer:  Human Relations Media
Producing Agencies:  Human Relations Media
Subject:  Guidance, Health and Medicine, Psychology, Social Issues
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2014
Running Time:  26:41
Closed Captions:  Yes

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This video emphasizes the hopeful message that suicides can be prevented. It focuses on the preventive actions that students can take if they are having thoughts of suicide or know of others who are at risk.  It features the real stories of young people who found help after making an attempt or having suicidal ideation.  Evidence and research-based, the program helps students:

*Understand protective factors that decrease the risk of suicide.

*Recognize the importance of seeking help and identifying trusted adults who can provide that help.

*Identify the factors that increase the risk of suicide.

*Know the warning signs that a friend or classmate may be thinking of suicide.

*Realize the importance of not “keeping a secret” when a friend or classmate is at risk.

*Appreciate that there are effective treatments for depression and other mental health problems.

Bonus Feature: A second video on the DVD is directed at parents and teachers. A leading suicide prevention expert will help them understand the extent of the problem of suicide by teens. The expert dispels common misconceptions, describes how to identify at-risk students, and emphasizes what parents and teachers can do to prevent suicides. . 

Includes Resource Guide.

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