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When teens consider suicide, they often tell other teens—if not always directly, then in other ways. Updated with new facts, statistics, and resources, this book gives teens the information and insight they need to recognize the risk and respond appropriately. It spells out the warning signs, guides teens through the steps of reaching out to a friend, and explains when and how to seek help. It also suggests ways for teens to help themselves when they're feeling stressed or depressed.
About the Author
Dr. Richard E. Nelson has given more than 600 workshops and seminars in 27 states on suicide prevention, youth at risk, and stress. He has been a high school teacher, a counselor in junior high school, and a junior high school principal. He now works at the University of Kansas as the assistant director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Watkins Student Health Center and is an associate professor of counseling psychology. In 1994, Dr. Nelson was the first recipient of the Kansas School Counselor Association award for Outstanding Post-Secondary Counselor in Kansas. In recognition of outstanding service to counseling in Kansas, he was also awarded the Kansas Counseling Association Hall of Fame Award for 1994. Judith C. Galas started as a journalist in 1978 and has reported from Montana, New York, London, and Kansas City. For years she worked as a freelance writer and has published more than a dozen books, including several for young adults. She loves teaching her seventh graders at Bishop Seabury Academy, in Lawrence, Kansas.
Recommended Books for the Reluctant YA Reader--American Library Association
Books for the Teen Age--New York Public Library
ALA/YALSA “Recommended Book”
“An excellent, practical manual that is easy to read and understand.”
— School Library Journal