If you or someone you love is dealing with a crisis right now, please call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
This gentle and effective guide can help you find support and hope.
If you're a teen who is having thoughts of suicide, the first thing to know is that you are not alone. Many teens experience suicidal thoughts, and there is help for you. Don't give up: change is possible, and it's worth it--you are worth it.
Written by two mental health experts, Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts for Teens is here to help you reduce emotional pain, increase hope, and build meaningful connections in your life. Grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and filled with proven-effective activities and skills, this guide will help you:
- Identify your triggers and the type of support you need
- Create a safety plan for when things feel hopeless
- Manage intense feelings, thoughts, and stress
- Build and strengthen relationships
- Boost positive feelings
- Make healthy lifestyle changes and set goals
Although it may be hard to imagine now, the strategies in this book can help you overcome suicidal thoughts, find meaning and purpose, and move forward into a more hopeful future. A change for the better is on the way.
About the Author
Jeremy W. Pettit, PhD, is professor of psychology and psychiatry at Florida International University. A licensed psychologist, his clinical research program focuses on the etiology and treatment of anxiety, depression, and suicidal behaviors. He has published more than 150 scholarly works on these topics and received multiple awards for his work, including the Edwin Shneidman Award from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), and the Self-Help Book of Merit Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Ryan M. Hill, PhD, is a psychologist and assistant professor of psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a member of the AAS, and has published more than sixty scholarly works on suicide prevention and child and adolescent mental health.