Suicide and Teens Facebook Live Q+A
Certified addictions counselor and youth worker Chris Schaffner joined me for a recent Facebook Live Q+A to help youth workers answer the question:
What do you do when a student contemplates or commits suicide?
Check out the Facebook Live feed below:
We collected some additional reading and resources to help youth workers who work with students with addictions.
BLOG POSTS + RESOURCES FROM CHRIS
- Suicide: Risk Factors and Protective Factors
- Suicide Prevention
- Youth Suicide Risk Assessment Questionnaire
- Curriculum for Discussing Teen Suicide
- Suicide Grief: Living in the Aftermath of Suicide
ADDITIONAL WEBSITES + RESOURCES
- The Trevor Project
- LIFE HURTS, GOD HEALS
- To Write Love on Her Arms: City Resource Guide
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
If you know of any resources we should add to this list, please contact me via email HERE.
CHRIS SCHAFFNER is a certified addictions counselor working with chemically dependent emerging adults and is also the founder of CONVERSATIONS ON THE FRINGE. CotF is an organization seeking creative and innovative ways to bridge the gap between the mental health community and those entities (particularly schools and churches) that serve youth in contemporary society.
JACOB ECKEBERGER is the Content Manager for YOUTH SPECIALTIES. He’s a long-time volunteer youth worker, the spouse of a church planter, and an itinerant worship leader. Jacob’s passion is to spark healing and progress in the Church. This is manifested in his work within YS as he serves youth workers across denominational barriers, as well as his family’s commitment to a faith community focused on rectifying social justice issues in Bloomington, IL. Follow his personal website at: JACOBECKEBERGER.COM
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