Suicide Prevention

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Community Resources

 Mental Health Services   Andover Counseling Center Description: Offers neuropsychological testing, therapy, grief work, social skills groups and parental support Professionals: Janice Goldstein, PhD Location and Contact Information: 565 Turnpike Street #81 North Andover, MA 01843 (978) 682 – 1579   Bachellor-London, Gail, LICSW Description: Mental health counseling for children, adolescents and adults Location …

How Do I Know If My Child Has A Problem?

Signs & Symptoms of Suicide Ideations   DECLINE IN SCHOOL PERFORMANCE: Worsening school attendance A recent decline in grades Failure to inform parents of school events, including requests for parents to meet with teachers, etc. Loss of interest in school activities, including dropping out of extracurricular activities, athletics, clubs etc. School staff reports concerns about …

School Crisis Response

  Tips for Talking to Children Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers Helping Children Cope With Terrorism 2013 Caring for Kids After Trauma Disaster or Death Common Student Reactions to Loss and Grief Suicide Prevention Resources Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

What Do I Do If My Teen Is Thinking About Suicide?

If you feel your child may be suicidal, contact 911 or your local emergency department immediately for assistance.     Read below for thoughts from a TED Talk.  Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.   They say that the worst pain …