School Counselor Center
Resource Catalog

 

Subject: Suicide

 

BOOKS

Title:  The Encyclopedia of Suicide
Author 1: Evans, Glen
Author 2: Farberow, Norman L.
Publisher: Facts on File
Date:  1988
Categories: Suicide
Format: Reference
Call Number: S8101

Summary: The Encyclopedia of Suicide covers suicide in an A to Z format, from its earliest recorded history to its current status as one of the most common causes of death in contemporary societies.  It is designed to provide an overall view of the suicide phenomenon, including an introductory article, 'The History of Suicide', by Dr. Norman L. Farberow, and over 500 entries that cover every aspect of suicidology from psychological concerns to political and legal factors, from socioeconomic aspects to educational and religious considerations. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Preventing Adolescent Suicide
Author 1: Capuzzi, Dave
Author 2: Golden, Larry
Publisher: Accelerated Development
Date:  1988
Categories: Suicide
Format: Text
Call Number: S8103

Summary: This book comes to grips with adolescent suicide.  In the book are fifteen chapters organized under five major parts:  (1) The problem of adolescent suicide; (2) A profile of the attempter; (3) Assessing lethality; (4) Prevention and intervention; (5) Legal issues. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Suicide Among School Aged Children in Kansas
Author 1: Nelson, Richard E.
Author 2: Coder, Tamara L.
Publisher: Kansas State Department of Education
Date:  1989
Categories: Suicide
Format: Manual
Call Number: S8106

Summary: Since the 1950's there has been a rising trend in deaths from suicide among all youth.  In 1986, suicide was the second leading cause of death among young people 15 through 19 years of age nationally. Important contributors to suicide for this group include alcohol or drug abuse, depression and personality disorders.  Prior suicide attempts, incarceration, running away from home, prior or ongoing physical, emotional or sexual abuse, unemployment, recent severe stress and unplanned pregnancy may also increase risk for suicide among young people.  This document addresses suicidal behavior in the context of these broader issues.  (4 Copies) 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Teen Suicide
Author 1: Kolehmainen, Janet
Author 2: Handwerk, Sandra
Publisher: Lerner Publications Company
Date:  1986
Categories: Suicide
Format: Text
Call Number: S8107

Summary: This text offers six clear, sensitive portraits of teenagers who have been affected by teen suicide.  Teen Suicide covers:  what behavioral changes may warn of suicide; who is at highest risk of suicide; how to listen and reassure someone who may be suicidal; the risks of getting help-against someone's wishes-or of not getting help; how you should talk to someone who has attempted suicide; how you can help the family of a suicide; that you aren't alone in your concern, your grief, your anger, your guilt. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  The Trauma of Adolescent Suicide
Author 1: Dempsey, Richard A.
Author 2:
Publisher: National Assoc. of Secondary School Principle
Date:
Categories: Suicide
Format: Manual
Call Number: S8110

Summary: This manual covers such topics as:  causes of suicide, myths about suicide, warning signs, alienation for the family, prevention, what if a tragedy occurs and some afterthoughts on the subject of adolescent suicide. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  The Power to Prevent Suicide
Author 1: Nelson, Richard
Author 2: Galas, Judith C.
Publisher: Free Spirit Press
Date:  1994
Categories: Suicide
Format: Book
Call Number: S8113

Summary: This book is intended to assist teenagers, counselors and others in dealing with suicide.  Part one explores why someone might want to die, part two how to be a suicide preventer, and part three, resources that provide more information. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

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VIDEOS

Title:  Dr. Nelson Talks to Students About Suicide
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: The Master Teacher Inc.
Date:  1988
Categories: Suicide, High School Counseling
Format: Video
Call Number: S8100

Summary: In this video, Dr. Nelson (KU) visits with students about suicide.  He stresses that they could have a strong impact on friends and peers who are depressed, feeling isolated and perhaps considering suicide.  Warning signs, such as changes in behavior, change in dress or habits are identified and once again Dr. Nelson encourages students to be a concerned friend.  He discusses the common myths of suicide and shares with students ways to help. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  The Four Components of Prevention and the Myths About Suicide
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: The Master Teacher
Date:  1988
Categories: Suicide
Format: Video
Call Number: S8102

Summary: This video asks teachers to part of a two step process:  the first step is recognizing and identifying students who are experiencing a crisis in their lives; the second is to assist students in getting help. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  The Probable Causes of Suicide and the Warning Signs
Author 1:
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Publisher: The Master Teacher
Date:  1988
Categories: Suicide
Format: Video
Call Number: S8105

Summary: This manual provides the knowledge necessary to correct the misconceptions and prejudices we have about suicide and those who attempt to take their own lives.  It will teach you to recognize the warning signs and what you can do for the potentially suicidal person.  There are exercises and assessment scales that help promote interaction among those participating in the training and provide the feedback necessary to evaluate what has been learned. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Building a Crisis Team and Dealing with Suicide in Your District
Author 1:
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Publisher: The Master Teacher
Date:  1988
Categories: Suicide
Format: Video
Call Number: S8112

Summary: This video is intended for teachers, administrators and counselors.  It points our that there are specific things that teachers can do for students who are experiencing a crisis.  The video has three sections:  the first section suggests to teachers to develop their listening skills, the chance of prevention is greater if students have a contact; the second section suggests what to do if a suicide  occurs in your district and; the third section suggests a proactive approach--developing a crisis team prior to a crisis. 

(Grades K-12)

 

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KITS

Title: It's Never Too Late: Stopping Teen Suicide
Author 1: Human Relations Media
Author 2:
Publisher: Human Relations Media
Date: 2005
Categories: Teen Suicide, High and Middle School Counseling
Format: Video and Teacher's Resource Book
Call Number: S8114

Summary: This video program is designed to raise young people's awareness of suicide as a serious health problem; help them identify symptoms of depression and signs of suicidal intention; and encourage them to seek help for themselves or for others whose behavior and demeanor indicates a potentially serious problem. A variety of activities help viewers explore and extend the ideas presented in the video. The key message is that suicide can be prevented, and young people themselves are a key line of defense in lowering the incidence of teen suicide.

 

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