Category Archives for "Suicide"

September 25, 2019

Suicide Prevention Apps

(Disclaimer: Apps cannot replace professional help and support for those struggling with thoughts of suicide. If you are concerned someone is in danger or at an increased risk of suicide, reach out for professional help immediately and notify the child’s parent or guardian.) The kids of today have access to thousands of apps at the […]

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May 16, 2018

13 Reasons Why: Update for School Counselors

13 Reasons Why is a book, and more popularly, a Netflix show about the suicide of a high school student, Hannah, and the tapes she left behind for her fellow students about the time leading up to her death. The first season was released in Spring 2017 and you can read more about my thoughts […]

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October 22, 2017

Conversations: Addressing Cutting and Self-Harm

Addressing Cutting Behaviors Cutting and other non-suicidal self-harm behaviors are signs of situations in need of immediate attention. School counselors are often among the first to become aware of these behaviors and have an opportunity to respond quickly and effectively. Robyn from Mental Fills, Laura from Social Emotional Workshop, and Carol Miller, The Middle School […]

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September 14, 2017

5 Steps to Handle a Student Crisis

How to Handle a student crisis in 5 effective steps

There are so many wonderful aspects of being a school counselor; however, handling student crises can be a large and emotionally draining part of the school counselor’s job. As a result, it is important to have clear and effective protocols in place to handle a student crisis. Suicide prevention is another crucial part of every school […]

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Suicide Prevention Apps

Suicide Prevention

  (Disclaimer: Apps cannot replace professional help and support. If you are concerned someone is in danger, reach out for professional help immediately and notify the child’s parent or guardian.) We have the capability to connect to anyone in an instant yet many are feeling more alone and isolated than ever. Social media can have a […]

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