Self-Harm and Suicide: Stopping the Pain
Featured expert: Nicole E. Woodman-Spisak MA, LPC
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 AM MOUNTAIN
Cost: $0 (But we would welcome your donation!)
Suicide can be a dark and difficult topic, especially when it’s your child you’re worried about. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10-14 and 15-24. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate among people ages 10 to 24 years old climbed 56% between 2007 and 2017, despite a good economy. Now with the pandemic, suicide is expected to rise even more. A rise in depression among adolescents, drug use, mental illness, stress, social media, excessive smartphone use, bullying, and access to firearms might all be contributing factors.
So, how can you protect your child and help them if they are feeling suicidal or even self-harming? Children and teens will often actively deny they are having suicidal thoughts, so how can you be sure?
This session will help parents:
- Understand the risk factors that could lead to suicide
- Notice the warnings signs of suicide
- Teach their children coping strategies
- Get help, such as mindfulness training and cognitive behavioral therapy
- Develop a safety plan
Nicole is a solution-focused therapist in Lone Tree, CO. She works with children, teens, and adults and believes in working together to resolve the challenges her clients face in their lives. She has combined her skills as a master’s level therapist and yoga teacher to create an integrated approach to therapy. Her works allows people to move through the trauma stored in their bodies and cultivate a better relationship with mind, body, and soul.
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