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ADOLESCENT AND TEEN SUICIDE RESOURCES
The Educational Resources Store contains educational books and videos for children, teens, parents and teachers about adolescence and growing up. The books and videos featured on this site cover a wide range of topics. You will find topics ranging from infant education to dealing with teens with different and sometimes difficult situations. The books and DVDs contain information at all levels, including books, DVDs, games and posters geared to the children, teens, parents, and teachers.
Product ID: SUI-001
A Cry for Help
teaches young people to recognize
the signs of depression and suicide
in their peers. In the wake of
a suicide, family members and
friends wonder what they could have
done to help, and how they could
have prevented this tragedy.
This video talks about how to
intervene and get help when a friend
is contemplating suicide. A Cry for Help features Sue Eastgard, President of
The American Association of
Suicidology, and groups of teens.
This video is designed for a teen
audience, grades 7-12.
Runtime: 22 mins
Product ID: SUI-004
This second part of a two-part series helps young people understand suicide, identify warning signs and implement prevention. An ethnically diverse group of suicide survivors and family members of suicide victims participate in an open forum discussion, creating an environment where all involved can talk about their experiences and how suicide has affected their lives. Individual experts in teen suicide are also interviewed, complementing the discussion and providing concrete facts on suicide detection, action and prevention. A host serves to interface between the group and the experts. This video focuses on warning signs and prevention; facts on statistics on what works and what doesn't; how to recognize the signs of suicide; and what to do if you think a friend or a loved one is contemplating ending their life. Part of the Teen Suicide Video Series.
Runtime: 35 mins
Product ID: DEP-009
When teens commit suicide, it is due to a set of events that occur from feelings that they are unwanted, misunderstood, angry, ashamed, abused, unloved or victimized. They may have feeling of guilt about disappointing family, friends or they feel an overwhelming sense that they are too much of a burden on others. If a teen is in a deep depression, they may believe that suicide is the only solution. Unfortunately, teen suicides affect everyone. Those who barely knew the teen may develop feelings of guilt, confusion and the sense they could have done something themselves to prevent the suicide. Hear from Real Teens as they discuss their feelings about severe depression and suicide. The program has a recommended companion title: Depression
Runtime: 20 mins
Product ID: SUI-003
This video graphically describes the realities of teen suicide, including the warning signs of suicide and ways to prevent the suicide of a friend. Unfortunately, statistics show that suicide is the third leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 24, and the suicide rate for 15-19 year olds has quadrupled since 1950. Suicide devastates surviving loved ones. Find out why it should never be considered as a solution and learn how to recognize and understand the warning signs a suicidal person may be exhibiting. Someday, you may be the one to convince a young person to choose life.
Runtime: 17 mins
Product ID: SUI-002
All of us will face problems throughout our lives. Most of the time, we just work through them, and eventually things get easier. Sometimes we are unable to get out of the despondency, and may think that nothing will ever get better. We just need help in order to bring about change, and this program can provide helpful insight to those in need of assistance.
Runtime: 46 mins
Product ID: DRG-039
As they grow up, teens start feeling more emotions and will have experiences that may leave them feeling stressed out, confused, angry, or depressed. Most teens are able to handle the range of emotions they experience, but some are unable to, and head down the path of self-destructive behavior. In this video, students will find out what may lead someone to destroy him or herself, how he or she does it, and the ways they may be able to be helped.
Runtime: 28 mins
Product ID: SUI-005
This first part of a two-part series helps young people understanding suicide; facts and statistics about teen suicide; why it happens; the myths and fallacies surrounding it; and the ways in which it affects family and friends.  An ethnically diverse group of suicide survivors and family members of suicide victims participate in an open forum discussion, creating an environment where all involved can talk about their experiences and how suicide has affected their lives.  Individual experts in teen suicide are also interviewed, complementing the discussion and providing concrete facts on suicide detection, action and prevention.  A host serves to interface between the group and the experts.  Part of the Teen Suicide: Finding the Will to Live Video Series.
Runtime: 28 mins