How To Help Prevent Youth Suicide

Youth depression, self-harm and suicide rates are rising. The good news is, there is something we can all do to support suicide prevention.

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Suicide rates are on the rise, especially among children and teens. Why? The answers aren’t simple. Fortunately, there are effective ways to support the young people in your life who may be at risk.

Our webinar, How to Help Prevent Youth Suicide, was hosted by Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University and Spring Health provider Daniel Domaguin, LCSW.

In this webinar, we talked about:

  • Why rates of youth suicide are on the rise
  • How to recognize signs of crisis and intent to complete suicide
  • Tips for talking to your kids about suicide
  • How therapy can help

About The Facilitator

Daniel Domaguin
Daniel Domaguin
Spring Health Provider

Daniel Domaguin, LCSW is a second-generation Ilokano immigrant, born and raised in Tiipai/southern Kumeyaay territory (south San Diego, CA). He approaches therapy as a collaboration, and views mental health treatment with a therapist as similar to going to a doctor or a dentist: sometimes, we need a specially trained person’s assistance to either help us feel better or check-up on us to ensure continued wellness. Daniel incorporates transformative justice, embodied social justice and the healing power of humor into his practice as a trainer, supervisor, and clinician. Outside of work, he enjoys Mother Nature, composting, crafting, martial arts, improvisational comedy and discussing random trivia.

Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber
Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber
Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University

Dr. Kelly Posner’s work is saving lives all over the globe across 6 continents. The President of the American Psychiatric Association noted her work with the Columbia Protocol could be “like the introduction of antibiotics.” The U.S. Department of Defense said that her work is “nothing short of a miracle,” and that "her effective model of improving the world will help propel us closer to a world without suicide.” Dr. Posner’s work has been noted in a keynote speech at the White House and cited in Congressional hearings, and she gave the lead presentation in a U.S. Senate forum on school safety after the Parkland tragedy. Through her advocacy, she has changed local, national and international policy, which in turn has helped achieve reductions in suicide across all sectors of society.

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