• Yvette E. McDonald, LCSW-QS

Steps to Take if you Believe that Someone is at Risk of Suicide or Self-Harm.

Updated: Feb 23

Steps and resources to help you navigate the aspects of suicide.


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Resources for Parents:


Recently, I came across several resources for parents who have or are struggling with a teenager who self harms or has spoken about dying by suicide and I wanted to pass it along. Finding yourself as a parent in any one of these situations can be frightening and confusing. Securing your child's safety is always the first course of action, quickly followed by finding a therapist for your child. Once those two things are completed the next course of action is education and understanding all their is to know in order to help your child/teen through this difficult season.




Free trainings, book and additional resources: Alive to Thrive, https://www.focusonthefamily.com/alive-to-thrive/


Why Alive to Thrive?

Adults who interact with children and teens are in a unique position to help prevent and respond effectively to youth suicide.


Alive to Thrive’s preventive free training teaches these influential adults to proactively address issues that can lead to teen suicide. Additionally, the training discusses the spiritual aspects of suicide and offers Christian adults information that is clinically sound and grounded in the Bible.


Article: Truth From the Bible for Cutters: When Feelings for Self-Harm are Strong


Books:




Traveling Light Counseling is in the heart of Port Saint Lucie, FL and easily assessable from both Vero Beach and Martin County due to our close proximity to US1 and the Turnpike. I am committed to helping individuals be the best version they can be, even in the storms of life.



September is NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH. Join the movement is sharing ways that our communities can #bethe1 to help someone in crisis. It's ok to ask for help call 1.800.273.8255( 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) or text HOME to 741741 (crisis text line)

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