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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


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