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Copy of Suicidal Behavior

K343 group: Dani Cohen, Meg Gallagher, Jess Schumacher, Melissa Kopin, Jessica Seiler

Barbara Bari

on 19 April 2010

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Suicidal behavior “An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors”
“An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers”

IDEA presented by: Dani Cohen,
Meg Gallagher, Jess Schumacher, Melissa Kopin, and Jessica Seiler K343 (Part 1) “Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances”
“A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression”
“A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems”

IDEA (Part 2) (N.I.C.H.C.Y.) (N.I.C.H.C.Y.)
Depressive Disorders
>Cognitive symptom
Study of children diagnosed with a depression disorder
>53 public schools country wide
>11% had suicidal thoughts
3 year study showed that 50% of children who had committed suicide in Los Angeles County had been identified as having a learning disability Comorbidity Prognosis About one-third of people who attempt suicide will repeat the attempt within 1 year, and about 10% of those who threaten or attempt suicide eventually do kill themselves. (San Miguel, Forness, Kavale)
(NY times) Tyra, who is 13 years old, has suffered from depression throughout her whole life. She has been bullied at school and often gets teased. At school, Ms. Marcus, her teacher, noticed that Tyra was having problems concentrating. Case Study Tyra She also overheard Tyra making comments like “things will be better once I die.” Also, Ms. Marcus was helping Tyra with her math assignment and noticed cuts on her wrist. These behaviors began worrying Ms. Marcus so she decided to call home to see if there were any questionable behaviors happening at home. Case Study Tyra When Ms. Marcus asked Tyra’s parents about any weird behaviors happening, her parents were having their own concerns. They have noticed that she no longer sleeps and started to give her belongings away to others. Ms. Marcus and Tyra’s parents are both extremely concerned about Tyra’s behavior and know they need to take action. Case Study Tyra Definition Prevalence Etiology Assessment/
Identification IDEA Comorbidity Prevention Interventions/
Treatment Characteristics Prognosis Case Study Case Study Questions 1.)How should Ms. Marcus and Tyra’s parents address this behavior?

2.)What can Ms. Marcus do in school in order to provide a safe environment for Tyra?

3.)How can suicide be addressed in your classroom?

4.)Do you know any one that has experienced suicidal behaviors? Were they able to overcome it?
Assessment and
Identification •Friends, family, teachers
•Signs and symptoms
•Emotional trouble
(Selekman) Etiology •Psychological or personality disorders
•Post-traumatic stress disorder
•Drug for youth
•Emotional disconnection and invalidation
(Selekman) Influences
Stressors Influences and
Stressors •Media messages
•Extra-curricular activities
•Fitting in
•College requirements
•Overloaded stress circuits
(Selekman) Interventions Therapists have a 3 part program, pre post and follow-up. This helps the student experiencing these feelings to come to terms with their problem and have someone consistantly checking up on them.
MST. is a home intervention program to help parenting and it proved that when it was done properly the thoughts were reduced because they recognized the severity and help that their parents were giving them.
Skills based, takes the knowledge they have and put their thoguhts into positive thoughts
YST, group, etc. Interventions Prevention Students should be aware of the factors and what can contribute to suicidal behavior. There are always warning signs for teachers to notice, and if teachers do notice them they should talk with that student or students. Terms Complete Suicide- To kill oneself intentionally.
Parasuicide- Unsuccessful or incompleted suicidal behaviors.
Suicidal Behaviors is a continuum which include:
>Suicidal ideation- serious
thoughts of suicide
>Suicidal intent- the intent of
an individuals wish to die
>Suicidal attempt- self-
injuries with the intent to
cause death
Definition Characteristics Rage, anger, seeking revenge
Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities
Feeling trapped, as if there is no way out
Increasing alcohol or drug use
Withdraw from friends, family, or society
Experiencing anxiety and/or agitation
Unable to sleep or excessive sleep
Dramatic mood changes
Perceiving no reason for living or no sense of purpose in life Warning Signs Prevalence Third leading cause of death among youth in the United States.
Females are more likely to attempt suicide while males are more likely to actually commit suicide.
2003 suicide rates increased significantly in females age 10-19 and males age 15-19.
Statistics References Activity Prevalence Statistics Suicide in children age 10-14 increased 51% between 1981-2004.
Most teens will have suicidal thoughts and 1 in 12 of them will make a plan to act on the thoughts.
Most common in Caucasians followed by African Americans and Latinos but Native Americans have the highest rate proportionally. Prevention Prevention of the factors can eliminate suicidal tendencies and create awareness about the warning signs students can notice.
(San Miguel, Forness, Kavale)
(San Miguel, Forness, Kavale)
(Oordt,Jobes,Fonseca,Schmidt) (Daniel,Goldston)
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Stephanie K. San Miguel, Steven R. Forness, Kenneth A. Kavale. Social Skills Deficits in Learning Disabilities: The Psychiatric Comorbidity Hypothesis. Learning Disability Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 4 (Autumn, 1996), pp. 252-261 Published by: Council for Learning Disabilities Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/151121
Julie Cerel, PhD, Jason H. Padgett, MPA, Yeates Conwell, MD, and Gerald A. Reed, Jr., PhD, MSW.A Call for Research: The Need to Better Understand the Impact of Support Groups for Suicide Survivors source: Suicideand Life-Threatening Behavior 39(3) June 2009
Taliaferro, L., Rienzo, B., Pigg, R., Miller, M., & Dodd, V. (2009). Associations between Physical Activity and Reduced Rates of Hopelessness, Depression, and Suicidal Behavior among College Students. Journal of American College Health, 57(4), 427-436. Retrieved from ERIC database.
Daniel, Stephanie S.; Goldston, David B.Interventions for Suicidal Youth: A Review of the Literature and Developmental Considerations. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n3 p252-268 Jun 2009. 17 pp. (Peer Reviewed Journal)ISSN:0363-0234
Oordt, Mark S.; Jobes, David A.; Fonseca, Vincent P.; Schmidt, Steven M.Training Mental Health Professionals to Assess and Manage Suicidal Behavior: Can Provider Confidence and Practice Behaviors Be Altered? Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n1 p21-32 Feb 2009. 12 pp. (Peer Reviewed Journal)ISSN:0363-0234
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