Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, a division of Wiley Publishing, a large educational publisher
Authors: Anne Moss Rogers, Kim O’Brien PhD, LICSW
Publishes: The book is expected to be on sale August 24, 2021
The final manuscript has been sent as of Feb 2, 2021.
What can you expect?
We conducted over 30 interviews with suicidologists, school counselors, school psychologists, and social workers, medical doctors, medical directors, teachers, principals, nonprofits, and more. This book isn’t a remake of what is already out there in the form of evidence-based guides or other books but rather helps teachers and other educators make even small shifts in the school culture to create a foundation of suicide prevention in schools. These strategies have the added benefit of minimizing other poor coping strategies like substance misuse and self-harm.
Some interviewees include: Jim Mazza Ph.D. (DBT Steps-A), Jonathan Singer Ph.D., Victor Schwartz MD, Jessica Chock-Goldman LCSW (school psychologist), Jim McCauley LICSW (Riverside Trauma)
- Pdf downloads of activities, games, mindfulness activators, sample scripts, and protocols that are written about in the book from experts, teachers, and school counselors
- How to spot students at risk. What do they say, draw, write? Including examples.
- How to make schools more inclusive altogether including a lot of emphasis on LGBTQ youth
- What to say and what not to say
- Simple steps to help a student
- Reentry into school after a suicide attempt or when a student has lost a loved one to suicide
- Teacher talking tips for conversations with students after a school community death by suicide
- Ideas on building connection and belonging
- Policies on commemoration and who to include in that policy creation
- Student wellness clubs and sample activities
- What to say to the family when you need to ask about sharing the cause of death
- Programs and training including a few that are not well known
- Data from both Kim O’Brien Ph.D. LICSW and from the thousands of comments and messages from the Emotionally Naked blog and YouTube channel by young people and their parents to help you get inside the heads of those hurting
- Examples of what kinds of clues adolescents leave as a veiled cry for help
- Examples of how to tailor a policy for culturally sensitive populations and how to make lessons more culturally sensitive
- Tips on how educators can respond to students grieving a loss by suicide or other cause of death
- How to promote a help-seeking culture using simple strategies
- How students from middle school and high school made it through their dark period, their coping strategies, where they found support, and how it changed them and helped them grow