Suicide Prevention: Finding the Words

This Suicide Prevention: Finding the Words lesson plan also includes:

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Provide young people with the information they need to identify the warning signs for depression and the risk factors for suicide. The lesson helps high schoolers learn positive coping skills, role-play how to support friends who may be suffering, and identify contact information for support services.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Coordinate the lesson with a member of the counseling staff
  • Ask the counselor to observe and provide support for class members who appear to be struggling
  • Complete and then post the Student Support information sheet
  • Provide class members with a notebook-size copy of the positive coping skills
Classroom Considerations
  • Eighth of 16 lessons from the Health Smart series
  • The Kahoot materials are no longer available
  • Requires copies
  • The packet includes a list of positive coping skills and a list of support agencies with phone numbers
  • None