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The Teen Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention Workbook is a proactive approach to dealing with the many characteristics that may prompt teens to experience self-harm and/or suicide ideation. Designed to be used with clients in the care of a trained clinician, the purpose of this workbook is to provide you with information and tools that build upon each other to help your clients manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to self-harm and suicide.
This workbook is a practical, step-by-step guide to present a detailed understanding of the context in which self-harm and suicide play out in a person’s life, warning signs and risk factors experienced by people suffering with thoughts and actions of hurting themselves, ways to prevent suicide ideation, and methods for finding a healthy support network.
Clinicians are responsible for ensuring the health, well-being, and safety of the person or people with whom they work while using this workbook. You will need to use your clinical judgment while utilizing the materials contained in this workbook. Clinical judgment includes deciding how each of the handouts and activities can best be used to help clients achieve maximum health and wellness, while working to resolve feelings, thoughts, and behaviors related to self-harm and suicidal ideation.
Our goal for this workbook is NOT to diagnose a client’s potential for self-harm or suicidal ideation, or even for the clinician to make a mental health diagnosis from this workbook’s content. Our goal is to touch on some of the symptoms and possibilities, create realizations, and provide coping methods which will help people to go forward and consider the possibility of a need for further medical help, medications, and therapy. Mental health issues of ANY kind are not to be stigmatized nor should anyone need to feel like a victim of stereotyping.
Most importantly, our goal for this workbook is to help clients recognize that many other people have many of the same issues, to which NO shame is connected, and self-harm and/or suicide is definitely not the answer to their problems.
The pages of this workbook can be used in a variety of ways:
Each chapter begins with a table of contents and treatment planning options for clinicians of individuals and small groups to engage in prior to distributing the actual activity.
This chapter will help clinicians to assist clients identify and explore their self-harm actions as well as discover and implement some tools, skills, and techniques for overcoming this behavior.
This chapter will assist clinicians to help clients recognize, identify, and explore the warning signs and the effects that these signs have on their self-harm or suicidal thoughts.
This chapter will assist clinicians to help clients explore their various risk factors and ways they can reduce the effects of these risk factors when experiencing a crisis.
This chapter will assist clinicians to provide clients with tools, skills, and techniques for receiving help and reducing their self-harming and suicidal ideation.
This chapter will assist clinicians to provide clients with ways to access a variety of needed support people as well as community resources.
Client and Clinician National Resources
This chapter will provide clients and clinicians information about self-harm and suicide prevention from national resources.
*Free PDF Download
When you purchase your copy of the Teen Suicide & Self-Harm Prevention Workbook you’ll receive a free PDF download of the assessment tools and all of the reproducible activities in this workbook, making it easy for you to make copies.
Teen Suicide & Self-Harm Prevention Workbook eBook (PDF)
This workbook is also available as an eBook (PDF format). Save the eBook on your computer and print off the worksheets and handouts as you need them.
Teen Suicide & Self-Harm Prevention Card Deck
Using the Discussion Starter Card Deck will break the ice, encourage openness, and help introduce a specific subject. Activity handouts included in these workbooks are reflective, easy-to-use exercises, presented in a variety of formats to accommodate multiple intelligences and different learning styles. Each question corresponds to a page in the workbook.
Many people harm themselves in an attempt to deal with their emotional pain. What does your emotional pain feel like?
Rather than impulsively harming yourself in any way, what is a possible alternative at an emotional moment? Ask others in the room.
It is very important to have a team of people that can be activated when one is considering self-harm or suicide. Who is part of your support team?