Consequences of Bullying <ul><ul><li>Ryan’s  Story:   Watch   video - ABC News clip (9:08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explain ...
CLUES TO  SUICIDE
Suicide <ul><li>FACT - In the next 45 minutes or so, one teenager somewhere in the world will attempt to kill themselves, ...
Myths/Facts About Suicide <ul><li>2/3 of adolescents will consider suicide before graduating from high school </li></ul><u...
Myths/Facts About Suicide <ul><li>Suicidal people clearly wish to die </li></ul><ul><li>Suicidal tendencies can run in fam...
Common Clues to Suicide <ul><li>Copy an outline of your hand on your page…make sure to leave room around your fingers to w...
Physical <ul><li>Lack of interest in appearance/hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Change in eating/sleeping patterns </li></ul><ul...
Actions <ul><li>Inactive/loss of interest in hobbies/activities </li></ul><ul><li>Giving away prized possessions/ making a...
Self – Talk: <ul><li>“ I wish I were dead” </li></ul><ul><li>“ All of my problems will be gone soon” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I...
Emotions <ul><li>Sad and lonely/hopelessness/helplessness/  worthlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of acceptance by peers </...
Situations <ul><li>Loss of an important relationship (family, boy/girlfriend, pet) </li></ul><ul><li>Strict discipline at ...
Levels of Risk <ul><li>LOW RISK </li></ul><ul><li>The individual has thoughts about suicide or has suicidal feelings such ...
Other Factors to Consider <ul><li>The higher the level of risk, the greater the chance they will attempt or complete suici...
What Can You Do to Help? <ul><li>Listen to your friend's feelings. Be empathetic. Be calm and patient. Ask about their fee...
Anti-Bullying Movement <ul><li>Anti-Bullying Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Bullying Commercial #2 </li></ul><ul><li>Ri...
Do YOU have the courage to fight back?
Anti-Bullying / Suicide Campaign <ul><li>Complete ONE of the following projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Bullying Poster:  ...
RUBRIC <ul><li>Your project must include the following items: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An analysis of why bullying or suicide...
Methods For Handling Stress <ul><li>Talking  – to family, friends, clergy, counselors or anyone else who is a good listene...
<ul><li>Exercise  – Exercise can alter body chemistry and make one feel better.  Activities include brisk walking, running...
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  1. 1. Consequences of Bullying <ul><ul><li>Ryan’s Story: Watch video - ABC News clip (9:08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explain how it made you feel to know that everything you do or say to another person could have a major impact on an individual and that impact could lead to dire consequences. </li></ul><ul><li>If you had just learned of Ryan’s death, how would you feel it you were placed in the following roles. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ryan’s parent. How would you feel towards the girls from his school and towards the person on the other end of the computer urging him to kill himself? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The person on the other end of the computer. How would you feel towards Ryan’s family and friends? How would you feel towards yourself? </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. CLUES TO SUICIDE
  3. 3. Suicide <ul><li>FACT - In the next 45 minutes or so, one teenager somewhere in the world will attempt to kill themselves, and by this time tomorrow, approximately 17 teenagers will have taken their own lives. </li></ul><ul><li>FACT - This is SERIOUS. </li></ul><ul><li>What is Suicide? </li></ul><ul><li>In most cases when a person is suicidal, who do they talk to? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Myths/Facts About Suicide <ul><li>2/3 of adolescents will consider suicide before graduating from high school </li></ul><ul><li>1/10 of every adolescents attempt suicide before graduating from high school </li></ul><ul><li>There is no certain “type” of person who thinks about suicide </li></ul><ul><li>People who talk about suicide don’t commit suicide </li></ul><ul><li>Females attempt suicide 3 times more often than males </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide occurs equally among the rich, middle class and the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Once a person is suicidal they are always suicidal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FALSE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FALSE </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Myths/Facts About Suicide <ul><li>Suicidal people clearly wish to die </li></ul><ul><li>Suicidal tendencies can run in families </li></ul><ul><li>Asking someone if they are thinking about suicide is dangerous as it may plant the idea in their head </li></ul><ul><li>Males complete suicide three times more often than females </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide or attempted suicide is against the law </li></ul><ul><li>Aboriginal/Native youth are six times more likely to commit suicide </li></ul><ul><li>Some teenagers romanticize suicide and view death as only temporary </li></ul><ul><li>The use of alcohol and drugs has little relation to suicide. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FALSE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FALSE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FALSE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FALSE </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Common Clues to Suicide <ul><li>Copy an outline of your hand on your page…make sure to leave room around your fingers to write notes! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Physical <ul><li>Lack of interest in appearance/hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Change in eating/sleeping patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Physical health complaints </li></ul>
  8. 8. Actions <ul><li>Inactive/loss of interest in hobbies/activities </li></ul><ul><li>Giving away prized possessions/ making a will </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrawal from family, friends, school, or work </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme/impulsive changes in behavior : driving, sexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Abuse of alcohol and other drugs </li></ul><ul><li>A suicidal plan </li></ul><ul><li>Change in school performance/truancy </li></ul>
  9. 9. Self – Talk: <ul><li>“ I wish I were dead” </li></ul><ul><li>“ All of my problems will be gone soon” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I won’t be needing these things anymore” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Everyone would be better off without a loser like me” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I can never do anything right” </li></ul><ul><li>I just can't take it anymore” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Emotions <ul><li>Sad and lonely/hopelessness/helplessness/ worthlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of acceptance by peers </li></ul><ul><li>Guilt </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme mood changes : hostility, apathy </li></ul><ul><li>Self – criticism/blame “ “I’m too fat” “It’s all my fault” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Situations <ul><li>Loss of an important relationship (family, boy/girlfriend, pet) </li></ul><ul><li>Strict discipline at home/lack of communication with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Divorce or parents fighting/substance abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual orientation/identity </li></ul><ul><li>Unwanted pregnancy/unexpected pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>Physical or sexual abuse </li></ul>
  12. 12. Levels of Risk <ul><li>LOW RISK </li></ul><ul><li>The individual has thoughts about suicide or has suicidal feelings such as hopelessness or helplessness. These thoughts may be expressed as “I wish I could end it all.” The individual may engage in risk-taking behavior such as driving fast and taking dares. </li></ul><ul><li>MID RISK </li></ul><ul><li>The individual is not only thinking about suicide, but also has a plan to carry it out. The individual may be considering an overdose, slashing, carbon monoxide poisoning or any other method available. </li></ul><ul><li>HIGH RISK </li></ul><ul><li>The individual not only has a plan, but they now have the means to carry it out. For example, they now have the amount of pills they need to overdose or they have a gun in their possession. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other Factors to Consider <ul><li>The higher the level of risk, the greater the chance they will attempt or complete suicide. </li></ul><ul><li>The level of risk becomes higher if the individual or a member of their family or close friend has previously attempted or committed suicide. </li></ul><ul><li>The individual is at a greater risk if they lack or believe they lack support from family, friends or any community agency. </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever the level of risk, it is important to get someone else involved, such as a parent, teacher, school counsellor or any other adult you can trust. </li></ul>
  14. 14. What Can You Do to Help? <ul><li>Listen to your friend's feelings. Be empathetic. Be calm and patient. Ask about their feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>Be direct about the situation: &quot;Are you considering suicide? Do you have a plan? Will you talk to someone who will help?&quot; Assess the seriousness of the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Let them know you care. Be supportive and don’t be critical. </li></ul><ul><li>Get help from: hospital, family physician, counselors, clergy, teacher, advisor, psychiatrist, etc. Take them to the person, if possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Call 911 if danger is immediate. </li></ul><ul><li>Never swear to secrecy; your friend might get mad at you, but they will be alive! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Anti-Bullying Movement <ul><li>Anti-Bullying Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Bullying Commercial #2 </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Mercer “It Get’s Better” </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Mercer Gay Bullying Rant </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBUMugqDRHg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T549VoLca_Q </li></ul>
  16. 16. Do YOU have the courage to fight back?
  17. 17. Anti-Bullying / Suicide Campaign <ul><li>Complete ONE of the following projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Bullying Poster: Create a poster that we can hang around our school that promotes anti-bullying. </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Mercer Rant: Complete a “Rick Mercer” Style rant on bullying that we could play on Chinook TV. </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Bullying PSA: Create an anti-bullying advertisement that we can play on Chinook TV. This could be in the form of a skit or other expression of bullying issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Letter: Write your own letter to someone to has just committed suicide. The letter must be a minimum of 250 words. They can write it from the perspective of a parent, sibling, friend, etc. </li></ul>
  18. 18. RUBRIC <ul><li>Your project must include the following items: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An analysis of why bullying or suicide occurs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An explanation of the impacts of bullying/suicide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggestions for what we can do to help </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Methods For Handling Stress <ul><li>Talking – to family, friends, clergy, counselors or anyone else who is a good listener, gives us another point of view on our current situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping a Daily Journal – write down thoughts daily and include poems/stories that mean something to us and make us feel happy. These could include poems/stories we have written or those written by friends or cut out of magazines. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Stress – realize that this period of stress will pass. Focus on getting through this period quicker. Think of the methods you used to cope the last time you felt this way. Identify the reasons you feel this way now and what you can do to cope with those feelings. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Exercise – Exercise can alter body chemistry and make one feel better. Activities include brisk walking, running, swimming and biking. Exercise helps you stay healthy. Keep yourself BUSY. </li></ul><ul><li>Think/Talk Positive – use positive affirmations. Remind yourself that you are okay. Boost your own morale. Read books on self-esteem. </li></ul><ul><li>Relax – practice relaxation techniques. Slow breathing or meditation are just two examples of techniques that can relax us. Day dreaming is a good example of a popular way to relax. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid alcohol/drugs – alcohol/drugs can intensify depression, impair judgment and allow impulsive, self destructive behavior. They numb the pain only temporarily. </li></ul><ul><li>Self-care – eat well balanced and regular meals, even if you don’t feel like it. Do things that feel good to you, for example, take a long bubble bath or read good novel. Spend time with others. </li></ul>

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