Suicide Prevention Education for South Middle School Students

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Jamie's Law aims to raise awareness about the high risk of suicide among young adults. Recognizing risk factors and warning signs is crucial in saving lives. Learn how to help by acknowledging, caring, and telling a trusted adult in times of need. Remember, it is better to overreact than to underreact in such situations. Immediate assistance is key, so do not hesitate to seek help from trusted adults and call 911 in emergencies.


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Suicide Prevention Education for South Middle School Students

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  1. Suicide Prevention South Middle School

  2. Jamie's Law Suicide Prevention Education Jamie 's Law was named after a young man who killed himself. Since his passing, his sister is bringing awareness to the high risk of suicide among young adults. In 2013, Suicide was the second leading cause of death among West Virginia residents ages 10-34. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth in the United States. You can help prevent these deaths by knowing the risk factors, warning signs, and what to do if you or a friend may need help.

  3. Being able to recognize the Risk Factors and Warning Signs is the first step in saving a life.

  4. What Can You Do To Help? Acknowledge Care Tell It is always better to overreact than to under react.

  5. Take every comment seriously. Ask them directly if they are thinking of suicide. Acknowledge their feelings and that they are real. Acknowledge

  6. Let your friend know that they are important to you. Listen and offer support. Express you concern and encourage him or her to talk to a caring adult. Care

  7. In addition to encouraging your friend to get help, you also need to get help from an adult immediately. Never promise to keep this secret. Tell

  8. School Counselor Mrs. Moore School Nurse Administration Mrs. Brown Mrs. Anderson Mr. Rogers Can you identify another trusted adult? Help at School

  9. Help at Home Get help from an adult immediately. In an emergency Call 911

  10. Protective Factors reduce the negative impact of risk factors. Your school counselor can... Connect you or a friend with resources Help you develop coping skills Help you learn effective problem solving Assist with peer relationships

  11. Check in with a School Counselor

  12. For more information WV DHHR, Suicide Prevention Resource - http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/bhhf/resources/Pages/Suicide.aspx WV Suicide Prevention Resources Center - http://www.sprc.org/states/west-virginia Monongalia County Schools Suicide Prevention Page - http://boe.mono.k12.wv.us/district_info/divisions/pupil_services/sch ool_counseling/suicide_prevention_resources/

  13. References Monongalia County Schools Suicide Prevention Information Brochure https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org https://www.crisistextline.org https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org South Middle School Suicide Prevention

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