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The Power to Prevent Suicide

A Guide for Teens Helping Teens
(Updated Edition)


When teens consider suicide, they often tell other teens—if not always directly, then in other ways. Suicide prevention is possible if you know the signs. With facts, statistics, and resources, this book gives teens the information and insight they need to recognize the risks and respond appropriately. It spells out the warning signs, guides teens through the steps of reaching out to a friend, and explains when and how to seek help. It also suggests ways for teens to help themselves when they’re feeling stressed or depressed.

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Paperback $14.99 22060W Paperback 22060W $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-57542-206-0
Reading Level: Grades 7 & up
Interest Level: Ages 11 & up
Guided Reading Level: Z
Trim Size: 7" x 9"
Page Count: 128

Praise for The Power to Prevent Suicide
“An excellent, practical manual that is easy to read and understand.”—School Library Journal

  • Recommended Books for the Reluctant YA Reader—American Library Association
  • Books for the Teen Age—New York Public Library
  • ALA/YALSA “Recommended Book”

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