Stress and Suicide Risk (Grades 6-8)

Youth Suicide Risk (Grades 6-8)
Stress and Suicide Risk (Grades 6-8)

Students face many changes, challenges and stressors during their middle school years and for some, they can feel overwhelming. This module recognizes and discusses the stress and anxieties that students experience and the risk of suicidal behavior. Healthy ways to manage the challenges of life are discussed including talking openly about problems students or their friends may have, including mental health issues.

Variants:
  1. Grades 6-8 - 8 minutes
    This version is designed for students in grades 6-8.
Course Authors
Scott Poland, Ed.D.
Scott Poland, Ed.D, is a nationally recognized expert on school bullying, youth violence, suicide intervention, self injury, school safety, threat assessment, parenting and the delivery of psychological services in schools. He is a Co-Director in the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Poland is the former president of the National Association of School Psychologists.