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					Suicide Prevention
Laura Meier

West Chester University

Fall 2011
Risk Factors

 A history of physical or sexual abuse

 a history of previous suicidal attempts

 family history of emotional disorders or suicides

 alcohol and drug abuse

 depression or other mental disorders
Suicidal Behaviors

 Verbal

 Physical
Preventing Suicide

 If you are with someone who appears to be suicidal–
  seek help IMMEDIATELY

 Show you care with the following steps
   Initiate a meaningful conversation
   Show support and ask questions
      Remind them, most problems have solutions
   Try to persuade the person to seek help
Role Playing

 Read the situation with your group

 Implement the decision-making model

 Discuss outcome with the class
The Faces of Suicide



Tyler Clemente




                  Nadia Brianne Matthews
    Megan Meier

				
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