Coping with Loss, Death and Grief
The loss of a family member or close friend can be emotionally overwhelming. Each person will react in their own way. Steilacoom Historical School District has school-based crisis teams and counselors in place to support students, staff and families dealing with loss. The resources below can be helpful in supporting our school community in coping with loss, grief and death.
Helping Children Cope With Loss, Death, and Grief Tips for Teachers and Parents, National Association of School Psychologists
Here’s Some Tips That Will Help Your Kids Deal With Bereavement This resource was shared with us by students participating in a bereavement support program
Beyond Blue: Guiding their Way Back Information for people who are supporting someone after a crisis
Teen Mental Health Issues and the "Not My Kid" Phenomenon, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Understanding Self-Injury: What Parents Need to Know, Nationwide Children's Hospital
A Friend Asks Don’t be afraid to ask for help for a friend or yourself.
MY3 Lets you stay connected when you are having thoughts of suicide.
Suicide Safe from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, this suicide prevention app will help providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into practice and address suicide risk.
Addressing Grief: Tips for Teachers and Administrators, National Association of School Psychologists
Suicide is a major public health concern.
Over 47,000 people died by suicide in the United States in 2017; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2014, suicide was the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10–24. Although these numbers may make suicide seem common, it is still a rare event. Suicidal thoughts or behaviors are more common than suicide deaths and are signs of extreme distress. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors are not harmless bids for attention and should not be ignored. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.
Suicide Prevention Information for Parents, Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Talking To your Kids about Depression and Suicide, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Children, Teens, and Suicide Loss, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention