I and my co-writer Kim O’Brien are writing a book on student suicide and how to prevent it. The contract is with an educational publisher, Jossey-Bass, a division of Wiley and our target is middle and high schools.
No matter what role you had at the school, teacher, student, janitor, librarian, counselor, principal, bus driver, we want to know how it felt, how it impacted you, your school, how it made you feel, what you witnessed, what you did, things you saw that worked or didn’t work, how it changed you going forward. Your story can be completely anonymous although we do need to know what part of the country (or world) you are in and your role in that school.
If you know of someone, please share this post with them so I can get as much information as I can for this book. It is, after all about preventing teen suicide.
This book is more about the stories, examples, and small culture shifts people have taken to prevent suicide as well as how to spot someone at risk and what to do. If you were at a school where a staff member died by suicide, we still want to hear from you.
It’s the interviews, innovative ideas, and comments from school staff which will make this book a truly useful guide. And you can use this form to also talk about culture shifts and ideas that were inspired by a student suicide or suicide attempt.
This is my second book (my first is Diary of a Broken Mind) and Kim’s first and it will be launched in the fall 2021 school season.
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