Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., LCSW
Signs and Symptoms of Youth Suicide-Continuing the Conversation with Students and Parents
Too often, we hear stories of young people taking their own lives and we find ourselves asking what could have been done to prevent these tragedies. Suicide is a public health crisis. Between 2009 and 2017, the number of high school teens who contemplated suicide reportedly increased by 25 percent. Deaths by suicide among teens increased by 33 percent in that time period as well, and suicide is now the second leading cause of death among teens according to the CDC. Join us for a better understanding of suicide as we discuss the myths and facts about suicide, and prevention-tips for parents, schools, and communities. What are the risks students face today, the warning signs, and the protective factors? What are the resources and interventions for suicide-prevention that are needed in our community?
Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., LCSW is an Associate Professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago, and the President of the American Association of Suicidology. Dr. Singer’s research interests, numerous publications, and media appearances focus on interventions for today’s suicidal and cyber-bullied youth. He has given over 100 national and international presentations on suicide prevention tools, and is the author of Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner’s Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Post-intervention.
This free event is open to the public. Continuing professional development units are available