- Recognize possible warning signs.
- Identify the balance between protective factors and risk factors.
- Know what to do when you suspect a youth is depressed or suicidal.
- Plan and implement strategies for suicide prevention.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents. However, suicide is preventable! One of the most important aspects of preventing suicide in youth is recognizing the risk factors and warning signs of suicide, particularly depression. This course provides the information needed to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with suicide and depression, to know what you can do to help, and to understand what your obligations are as an educator.