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Steve Stewart Seminars/Choose Life is dedicated to the topics of teen suicide - prevention and aftermath, and with surviving losses in life. Our preferred audiences are high school and college students. But if your campus is adjacent to a middle school where students are able to walk over as a group to be seated, please invite them as well. While you are in your PLANNING stage, please contact us.

Teen Suicide Prevention
Every teen feels the pressure to excel and produce, pressure to become someone "spectacular," to be admired or envied, to somehow be "Ahh-mazing." Every teen knows the pain of being dumped by boyfriend/girlfriend, knows the feeling of betrayal - or the penalty for wearing the "wrong" brand of jeans or shoes to school.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Discussion of the various causes and contributors to suicides of the young. Who is at risk and why? What must be done to keep our kids alive and prospering?

Understanding teen suicide (age-appropriate) (30 to 45 minutes):

  • How large is the suicide problem and why does this happen?
  • Illustrations
  • How to keep yourself inside/outside of the loop
  • What risk factors are important to notice in others, and what to do about them
  • How to be a friend to peers who need you
  • What to do when your friend is in trouble and makes you promise to keep the secret (Isn’t this obvious? It's NOT always obvious to the teen.)
  • VERY positive alternatives

Staff Development Training: Identifying Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs
Risk factors
tend to be reletively permanent life conditions such as divorce and drug addictions. If there is any change, it is usually slow. Warning signs are more temporary conditions that arise such as a dramatic chance in eating or sleeping. Where does cutting lay on the spectrum? No one risk factor or warning sigh by itself is conclusive. But in combinations and layers, you can find a collective pattern that compels the observer NOT to look the other way. Which factors and signs are more important? Why? What combinations are more associated with tendencies toward suicidal attempts? Fact: Talking about suicide with a person reduces the risk of it happening. It does NOT plant ideas they didn't already have. Talking about it removes the mystery and power of the idea.

Also, discussion of what teachers, administrators and staff can do to encourage good mental health and know when to call the police/hospital? How can faculty/staff help students help each other?

Recovery - After a Local Teen Suicide
After the unspeakable has happened, how does a school or community pull itself together, honor the dead and still move forward as it must? If your community has recently lost a child to suicide, or you want to make an honoring statement on an anniversary date, we should talk about what you hope to accomplish.

Shouldn't we be talking about a presentation to YOUR college or high school or middle school teens, teachers and administrators BEFORE one of your students suicides? Click Here to tell us, please!

Steve Stewart Seminars | 276 N. El Camino Real #184 | Oceanside CA 92058 | 760-298-8146/Direct 760-216-1353/Cell | www.Steve-Stewart.com/ChooseLife