Suicide has been the second leading cause of death for young Hoosiers ages 15-24 since 2009. Indiana ranks 3rd out of 36 states in the percentage of students who seriously considered attempting suicide. Working with youth who may be considering suicide can be difficult. Emotional distress may lead youth to contemplate suicide or engage in suicidal behavior. To help, it is important to recognize the warning signs of suicidal intentions. Information and education can empower all people, regardless of background, to make a difference in the life of someone they know.
This presentation will provide tools to bridge the gap from the silence of emotional distress to the voice of hope. Participants will learn how to navigate conversations with youth about suicide and recovery.