The Impact of Suicide and Contagion (Grades 9-12)

Youth Suicide Risk (Grades 9-12)
The Impact of Suicide and Contagion (Grades 9-12)

High school can be really hard for many students. The transition into adulthood brings many new forms of stress. School, greater responsibilites and challenges can take a toll on teens' emotional and mental health. This course is designed specifically for high school students so that they can better identify youth suicide risk - in themselves and others - so that they can intervene and/or ask for the support that is needed. With care and sensitivity, we will discuss mental health concerns - such as anxiety and depression; signs and symptoms, and how they can get the help they need.

  1. Grades 9-12 - 6 minutes
    This version is designed for high school students in grades 9-12.
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.