Suicide Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

Teen Health Series

Suicide Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

Web Price: $62.00

Suicide Information for Teens, 3rd Edition, provides information about suicide risks, causes, and prevention. It discusses mental health disorders and life-threatening behaviors linked to suicide risk; offers suggestions for recognizing suicide warning signs; and explains the most commonly used treatments for suicidal ideation.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part One: Suicide Facts And Statistics provides general facts on suicide and information about the occurrence of suicide among people of different age groups in the United States and around the world and among people of different ethnic backgrounds. It discusses concerns related to balancing U.S. citizens’ rights under the second amendment with the efforts to limit access to firearms (the leading cause of suicide death), and it explains how the stigma associated with receiving mental health services can contribute to suicide risk by making people less likely to seek appropriate care.

Part Two: Mental Health Disorders And Life-Threatening Behaviors Linked To Suicide Risk discusses the types of mental illness that have the highest statistical links to suicide risk, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia. Alcohol and drug abuse, which are second only to depression and other mood disorders as the most frequent risk factors for suicide, are also addressed, and several chapters offer facts about other related concerns, including abusive relationships, bullying, self-injury, and eating disorders.

Part Three: Recognizing And Treating Suicidal Ideation offers tips about identifying the warning signs that may precede a suicide attempt and the psychological and medical treatments that are available for dealing with suicidal thoughts. Information is also provided about recovering from a suicide attempt and planning for the future.

Part Four: When Someone You Know Dies From Suicide explains the facets of grief often experienced by people left behind after a suicide. It offers suggestions for working through the grieving process and for supporting others who are grieving.

Part Five: Preventing Suicide discusses important components of mental health and offers practical suggestions for helping someone who may be depressed or experiencing suicidal thoughts. It considers suicide as a preventable problem and identifies ways in which suicidal behaviors can be reduced.

Part Six: If You Need More Information includes a list of crisis hotlines and a directory of organizations able to provide more information about suicide, suicide prevention, and suicide risk factors. It concludes with a list of online and print resources for suicide survivors.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 ¼ x 9 ¼
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Includes online access
  • Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
  • Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
  • Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
  • Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
  • Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts