Navigation Links
Suicide Prevention Agency Announces the Release of a New School-Based Program
Date:2/22/2008

Accredited with "best practices" endorsement, new curriculum creates opportunities for conversations within the classroom around suicide, depression and the stigma surrounding suicide

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), a national suicide prevention agency based in Minnesota, has released a new suicide prevention curriculum for high school-aged students that provides an informative and interactive way for students and teachers to increase their knowledge and awareness of suicide and depression.

The program, Linking Education and Awareness of Depression and Suicide (LEADS) for Youth, was designed with input from students, teachers and suicide prevention experts for students in grades 9-12. The curriculum includes a Teachers Guide, a three-day course, suicide prevention resources and a template for a school suicide crisis management plan. The curriculum focuses on signs and symptoms of depression, identification of warning signs of suicide and barriers and benefits to seeking help.

"With suicide being the third leading cause of death for youth in this country, the development and release of this program couldn't be more timely." said SAVE's Executive Director Dr. Dan Reidenberg.

Notably, LEADS recently achieved a "best practices" endorsement from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)/AFSP, making it one of only a handful of programs in the country to receive this distinction. A "best practices" designation indicates that after expert consensus review, the curriculum meets or exceeds all "adherence to standards" for suicide prevention as set forth by SPRC and is an important seal of approval for the curriculum.

The LEADS curriculum along with other resources offered by SAVE are critical in the effort to prevent suicide. SAVE's programs are designed to raise awareness about suicide prevention and increase the knowledge, access and use of community resources. In addition to LEADS, SAVE's suicide prevention programs include a national multi-media public awareness campaign, educational material production and distribution and community and professional presentations.

For more information on SAVE, go to http://www.save.org or call 952-946-7998.

CONTACT:

Dr. Daniel J. Reidenberg, PsyD, FAPA,

Executive Director

SAVE - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

952-946-7998 ext. 12

dreidenberg@save.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Antidepressants Can Increase Depression, Impulsivity and Suicide Risk by Decreasing Dopamine
2. Quit-Smoking Drug May Raise Suicide Risk
3. Key Risk Factors for Suicide Consistent Across Globe
4. FDA Warns Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Suicide Risk
5. Volunteer for National Suicide Prevention Agency Earns Cargill Award
6. Short Birth Length Boosts Mens Suicide Risk
7. TriWests Suicide Prevention Hot Line Earns National Certification
8. Youth Suicide Warnings Are Slowing Antidepressant Sales
9. Key findings for all veterans seen in depression and suicide study
10. Younger Veterans at Greater Suicide Risk
11. Study reveals huffing household chemicals connected to teen suicide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, ... treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic ... osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever ... Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work ... Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners ... with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales ... be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Finally, a bruise cream that really works. Originally ... incorporated into the post-surgical treatment plans of a variety of other procedures including, but ... very effective for bruising and causes a rapid resolution of bruising and inflammatory changes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 The Biotechnology industry ... to present great opportunities to investors. Stock-Callers.com assesses the ... Corp. (NYSE: XON ), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... ARNA ), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... and receive your complimentary trade alerts at: ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... SAN DIEGO , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... advancing programs that address medical conditions resulting from ... that it has appointed Greg Doyle ... member of Leading BioSciences, executive management team and ... officer and chief financial officer. He will provide ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Distribution in Europe 2016 Edition: The New Global Agenda " ... OTC Distribution in Europe ... that explores and tracks change. It identifies the driving factors ... for the consumer healthcare industry now and in the future. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: