Suicide Information for Teens: Health Tips about Suicide Causes and Prevention, 2nd Edition

  • Joyce Brennfleck Shannon
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  • ISBN-10: 0780811623
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811621
  • DDC: 362.280835
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - College Senior
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. Anxiety disorders often begin in late childhood, and mood disorders often begin in late adolescence.

Unfortunately, many young people experience a long delay between the onset of their symptoms and when they eventually seek treatment. This delay can be decades long. Without prompt treatment, however, sufferers can experience varying levels of disability, and illnesses can become more severe and more difficult to treat.

Mental Health Information For Teens, Second Edition provides updated information about mental and emotional health in teens. It describes mental wellness and offers tips for maintaining self-esteem, developing healthy relationships, managing anger, handling stress, and coping with other difficulties teens often face. It describes the symptoms and most common treatments used for depression and other mood disorders, phobias and other anxiety disorders, self-injury and other disorders related to behavior and personality, and psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.

The book also addresses other issues that can impact mental wellness in teens, including learning disabilities, bullying, dating violence, child abuse, substance abuse, and suicide. Directories of resources for more information and suggestions for additional reading about mental wellness and mental illness are also included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Suicide Facts and Statistics.
2: Suicide in the United States.
3: Statistics about Teen Suicide.
4: Teen Suicide: A Global Perspective.
5: Culture Plays a Role in Adolescent Suicide.
6: Facts about Suicide in Older Adults.
7: Firearms and Suicide.
8: Attitudes about Mental Health.
9: Mental Health Disorders and Life-Threatening Behaviors Linked to Suicide Risk.
10: Depression: A Key Risk for Suicide.
11: How is Depression Detected and Treated?.
12: Dealing with Teen Depression.
13: Bipolar Disorder.
14: Anxiety Disorders.
15: Schizophrenia and Suicide.
16: Abuse of Alcohol and Other Substances Increases Suicide Risk.
17: Abusing Prescription and Over-The-Counter Drugs.
18: Abusive Relationships May Increase Suicide Risk.
19: Self-Injury in Teens.
20: Eating Disorders.
21: Recognizing and Treating Suicidal Ideation.
22: If you are Considering Suicide... Read this First.
23: My Friend is Talking about Suicide.
24: Why does a Person Consider Suicide?.
25: How can Psychotherapy Help?.
26: Going to a Therapist: What to Expect.
27: Medications for Treatment of Mental Health Disorders.
28: Dealing with Addiction.
29: Recovering From a Suicide Attempt.
30: Helping Someone Else Recovering From a Suicide Attempt.
31: When Someone you Know Dies From Suicide.
32: Surviving Suicide Loss.
33: The Stages of Grief and Help for Recovery.
34: Coping with Bereavement.
35: The Grieving Teen.
36: Supporting a Grieving Person.
37: How Suicide Affects Family Members.
38: Preventing Suicide.
39: What is Mental Health?.
40: Coping with Stress.
41: Sleep is Vital to your Well-Being.
42: Body Image and Self-Esteem.
43: Helping a Depressed Person.
44: Understanding and Helping a Suicidal Person.
45: Suicide Prevention: What you can do.
46: Preventing Suicide Contagion.
47: Individual, Family, And Community Connectedness Help Prevent Suicidal Behavior.
48: Goals of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
49: If you Need More Information.
50: Suicide and Crisis Hotlines.
51: Additional Information about Suicide.
52: Resources for Suicide Survivors.