Wellspring Center for Prevention

Promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through the prevention of addiction-related problems across the lifespan.

Youth Suicide Awareness

Each year, thousands of youth in the United States fall victim to suicide. As a country, we are needlessly losing precious lives each and every day. This course will familiarize you with the topic of youth suicide. It will set the stage so you will acquire a better appreciation of the forces that impact the lives of young people and will become more familiar with recognizing responding to children and teens in need.

Course Topics

  • Discuss the prevalence of suicide among our youth today.
  • Recognize the warning signs of youth who are at risk of suicide.
  • Identify risk and protective factors for youth at risk of suicide.
  • Describe the terminology surrounding suicide.
  • Explain depression and how it effects teens.
  • Communicate effectively with youth about depression and suicide.
  • Categorize the different types of suicide and explain why teens might attempt suicide.