Educators

Educators, you spend more time with teens than most other adults in their lives, including at times, their parents.  You are uniquely able to know how they are doing academically, socially, physically and even emotionally.  You witness their daily ups and downs, triumphs and difficulties.  To help your students be successful you must sometimes attend to more than just their academic needs.

Students who are struggling with a variety of problems might benefit from your help.  Here are a few resources for some problems faced by today’s teens:

Bullying:

Self-injury:

Understanding Loss:

Given your unique and important position, it is vital that you are educated on suicide warning signs, risk factors and what to do in case you think a teen is considering suicide.

apple_EducatorsYou could be the lifeline they need when they feel like giving up.

Teen Lifeline wants to make sure that you feel as prepared as possible to recognize a teen who is at risk. We want you to feel prepared to handle the situation.  Please take a look at some of the resources we have available. You can also visit  here for additional information.

Finally, understanding how to handle postvention is critical. Teen Lifeline can also provide support to your school after a tragedy has happened, like a suicide.

If you would like Teen Lifeline to come to your school to talk to students about a variety of topics, please look at our COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION OUTREACH page. If you have questions about our prevention programs, please contact one of our Prevention Specialists, Morgan Philips at morgan@teenlifeline.org or Stephanie Roe at stephanie@teenlifeline.org or 602-248-8337.