April 3, 2014
Watch this video to learn more about the dangers of youth suicide in today’s scholastic environment.
It’s alarming to learn suicide is the third-leading cause of death
for individuals between 15 and 24 years of age. In fact, approximately 4,600 young people take the drastic action of ending their own lives each year and nearly 157,000 between the ages of 10 and 24 receive medical care for self-inflicted injuries.
Ultimately, these tragic incidents can be prevented. Youths struggling with serious depression show signs of distress, and if the right interventions are made, suicide can be averted, experts believe.
With that in mind, TargetSolutions has created a new course for educators titled “Youth Suicide: Awareness and Prevention.” This self-paced online safety training course features seven learning modules and a 10-question exam that educates personnel about risk factors and warning signs that can help them prevent incidents in time.
“Suicide of any kind is preventable, but especially youth suicide,” said TargetSolutions Content Architect Jeremy Lynch. “Considering we’re talking about the third-leading cause of death in several age groups, our catalog for school districts
is incomplete without a course like this.”
After completing this course, which is available online 24/7, educators will be able to determine proper suicide prevention measures, identify suicide risk factors, and spot warning signs. If you would like more information, please contact TargetSolutions at (800) 840-8048.