This will be a one-hour presentation on preventing student suicide and a half-hour book sale and signing after the event. Both Diary of a Broken Mind and Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk will be available at Southside Church.
Topic: The Emotionally Naked Truth About Student Suicide
Audience: Educators, general community, parents, mental health advocates, education advocates, policymakers
Description: It was a teacher who first told Anne Moss Rogers that her son, Charles, might be suffering from depression. And it was a teacher who wrote the most heartfelt note after her son died by suicide. It was also the environment that exacerbated his feelings of worthlessness. Based on the book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, this presentation will empower attendees to leverage their relationships with students to reduce this threat to life. Learn the cryptic and often veiled ways students cry for help, how to respond and what to do.
- Real-life signs of suicide in youth and what to say/do
- Examples of how other teachers have seamlessly built connection, mindfulness, and coping skills into their classroom culture
- Lesser-known transitions when students are more at risk