Helping Your Child Cope with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Overview

No five-year-old child would try to kill himself, right?
Contrary to popular belief, young children do get seriously depressed, and many try to kill themselves. Each day more than one thousand teenagers try to kill themselves, and every ninety minutes one succeeds. There is also a dramatic upswing in the number of children aged five to foutreen who try to take theeir own lives.
but there is help for parents whose children are depressed and may ...

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Overview

No five-year-old child would try to kill himself, right?
Contrary to popular belief, young children do get seriously depressed, and many try to kill themselves. Each day more than one thousand teenagers try to kill themselves, and every ninety minutes one succeeds. There is also a dramatic upswing in the number of children aged five to foutreen who try to take theeir own lives.
but there is help for parents whose children are depressed and may be suicidal. In Helping Your Child Cope with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Shamoo and Patros show parents:
How to lear to talk, listen, and communicate effectively with a depressed child
What situations can cause a child or adolescent to wish to commit suicide\\
What signs to watch for
Myths and misinformation about suicide
How to determine the risk of suicide
How to intervene

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787908447
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/19/1996
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Psychology Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 794,692
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

TONIA K. SHAMOO Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice specializing in suicide and depression and a psychological consultant for the Durham, Connecticut, Board of Education. PHILIP G. PATROS is a practicing psychologist and professor emeritus at Southern Connecticut State University.

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Table of Contents

Do Kids Kill Themselves? Looking at Suicide.

Just a Bad Mood? Looking at Depression.

Death through a Child's Eyes.

Myths and Misinformation about Suicide.

Is My Child Depressed?

My Child—Suicide?

Stress.

Talking, Listening, Communicating.

Parenting Skills.

Intervention: What to Do When...

After the Suicide Attempt.

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