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Recognizing and Understanding Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation in Teens with Dr. Brillante

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Suicide has risen to the 2nd leading cause of death among 10-34 year-olds in the United States, according to the CDC (2019). Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), is a strong risk factor for suicide attempts. NSSI and suicidal ideation in teenagers can elicit fear in families and school staff. At the same time, helping the adults in teenagers' lives to understand the implications of these behaviors and how to connect teens to proper care can make a difference in their lives. This workshop aims to provide a brief overview of NSSI and suicidal ideation, including how they present, knowledge of different functions of these behaviors, and questions which can be asked to help assess for non suicidal/suicidal intent. Participants will gain knowledge of interventions for these difficulties and ways to help connect adolescents to treatment. The intended audience for this workshop includes parents/caregivers as well as school-based staff, including teachers, counselors, and administrators.

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