The Speed of Hurt
Teens experience pain as fast as the flip of a switch – and the speed of hurt hits them as swiftly as turning on a light. Often, terrible situations can lead to teen suicide – but we need to be vigilant when observing changes – even small changes – in the behavior of the young […]
Inspiring Conversations: Ep.1 – Bobby Petrocelli
Today’s inspiring conversation is with Bobby Petrocelli the author of YOU MATTER . . . IT DOESN’T.
Suicide: Tips for Coping With The Loss of a Loved One
Death by suicide not only affects the person who died, but also others – “Suicide Survivors” – who loved and cared deeply about the person. If you are a student survivor, this experience may be one of the most challenging experiences that you’ve ever faced. While there is no easy way to grieve, it is […]
Depression – The Common Cold
“If you only knew how I feel!” I know many people who suffer from depression echo these words every day. What is depression and how do we deal with it everyday? First, depression is a condition we deal with. It’s not who a person is. Depression is a flaw in the brains chemistry, not a […]
Parenting – Unconditional Love & Support
For 23 years, I have worked with teens and parents in multiple capacities – speaking engagements, television, life coaching, intervention, and coaching. It’s been an honor and a privilege to have found myself in this field of work. Over the past 10 days, I have had the opportunity to sit back and read the sad […]
Texting Acronyms for Parents of Teens
Parents – Don’t be fooled by the following acronyms your teens are using as they text their friends. Here is a short list of the ever changing world of technology. For Teens and Internet, please follow: Kim Komando. Warning: Can be shocking to some! Your kid has something to hide CD9: Short for “Code 9,” […]
My Death Needs To Mean Something
“My Death Needs to Mean Something!” – Leelah Alcorn Five Facts You Need to Know – Leelah Alcorn Suicide is never the answer! Her message could have been heard louder and longer had she been supported by her family with unconditional love and support. We could have used her voice, not her death by […]
Suicide Prevention . . . There is HOPE!
Suicide Your Role in the Prevention of Suicides By Jeff Yalden, CSP, Suicide Prevention Expert Suicide is a a major concern that is invading schools and communities at an ever increasing rate and your school is not immune. Every day it is estimated that 85 individuals commit suicide in the United States alone and for […]
4 Tips to Teen Suicide Prevention
It’s another day, but today’s hurt hit hard. I was in McLean, Virginia where I just did two back-to-back one hour and thirty minute assemblies to 2,000 students in a high school gymnasium. The energy was awesome. It couldn’t have been more perfect. I finally got out of school to have an hour to myself […]
Teen Depression & Suicide – It’s Real!
It’s another day and another phone call when I hear of another teen suicide. This time it’s a popular senior and the incoming student council president of an elite private school in Hobe Sound, Florida. The administration just wanted to ask general questions hearing that I deal with this quite often. School hasn’t started, but […]