Suicide Prevention Guide

Suicide Prevention GuideSeptember is National Suicide Prevention Month. Last week, we received the following e-mail:

With September being ‘Suicide Awareness Month’, I have been putting together a list of resources to share with our after school program. One of my helpers found this guide:

Healthy Mind and Healthy Body: Suicide Prevention Guide

Would you mind including it on your page? My helper’s name is Kristin, if you would like to add that. She’s 11, and I thought it was a great find for her!

the Healthy Mind and Healthy Body: Suicide Prevention Guide is a resource from White Sands Treatment in Florida. It includes sections on:

  • Noticing the Signs,
  • Precautions to Take, and
  • What to do After and Attempt.

Each section includes a brief introduction and a number of links to external resources like Psych Central, Web MD and amongst others. All in all, it is a great comprehensive resource for anyone trying to help someone dealing with suicidal thoughts. Thanks to Kristin for bringing it to our attention!

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Written by Wayne Stocks
Wayne is the founder and executive director of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. He is a happily married father of four kids with a passion for helping young people who are going through rough times. In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents' relationship. These are now part of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families. Wayne lives with his wife, three youngest kids, three dogs and an insane collection of his kids' other pets outside of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his work with Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne is a partner in a local consulting firm, an avid reader, coaches his son's soccer team and is a proud supporter of Leicester City Football Club (and yes, for those in know, his affinity for the club does predate the 2016 championship). You can reach Wayne at