Ending the Silence is a fifty-minute in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school and middle school students. Students can learn about mental illness directly from family members and individuals living with mental illness themselves. Students will learn about the biological basis and impact of mental illness on youth well, as concrete ways to use this knowledge. Topics include the signs and symptoms of mental illness, recovery and coping strategies, ways to seek help for themselves or a friend, and more.
Spread the word about suicide prevention, and show how we can all take action and make an impact in someone’s life. Share #BeThe1To’s 5 action steps, as well as resources, tips and messages throughout National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond. Learn about each step and why the steps are effective here.
Second Wind Fund believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they need. They match children and youth at risk for suicide with licensed therapists in their communities. If a financial or social barrier to treatment is present, we pay for up to 12 sessions of therapy from one of our specialized network providers. Our unique program helps referred youth discover hope and healing in their lives.
This website’s parent section provides information to help you talk with your teens about suicide or the death of a friend by suicide. It includes a link to the video Not My Kid: What Every Parent Should Know, which features eight parents from culturally diverse backgrounds asking two experts common questions about youth suicide.
This Spanish-language webpage discusses your role as a parent in recognizing changes in your child’s behavior that may indicate he or she is at risk of depression or suicide. It also outlines how you can intervene to prevent a crisis and obtain help. This information can be downloaded as a brochure, and an English-language version can be ordered by e-mail.
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