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Understanding the MINDSET of a youth with suicidal ideation
September 27, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
To help a suicidal youth, adults must manage their own negative emotions. This requires understanding of and empathy for the suicidal wish. Here we explore a cornerstone of preventing suicide—empathy. Part I of our new Well Aware webinar series on Portals to Prevention features communications that suicidal youngsters left before they died by their own hand; and reflections from adults who were suicidal in childhood, but are alive and thriving today.
Cheryl A. King, Ph.D.
One of the world’s foremost authorities on youth suicide, Dr. Cheryl King is both a clinician and researcher who has published widely on suicide prevention among children and teens. She was one of only eight U.S. experts called upon to develop clinical competencies for treatment of suicidal individuals. Dr. King has conducted workshops worldwide on best practices in suicide risk assessment and intervention.
Heidi Bryan, B.A.
Heidi Bryan is a field leader at the forefront of robust public health efforts focused on survivors of suicide attempts in our nation.