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This manual is a ready reference guide to audio-visual resources of the "Keep Yourself Alive" program. It provides information for use with patients and clients as well as for personal professional development. Issues covered can be upsetting, and this material is not intended for direct use by children and young people. The "Keep Yourself Alive" program provides a comprehensive guide to educate general practitioners and health professionals as part of a national strategy aimed at reducing the youth suicide rate in Australia, which has the highest suicide rate in the world for people 15-24 years. Information is presented to help manage suicidal behaviors and completed suicide, and to improve crisis, therapy, and postintervention skills for workers in this challenging area. The manual includes a guide to the resource package, which describes its contents and how to use the materials, and the following chapters: (1) "The Problem of Suicide in Young People"; (2) Intervention with Suicidal Young People"; and (3) "After Suicide: Picking up the Pieces." Appendices include instructions for workshop providers and general practitioners, registration and evaluation forms, practice assessment option, and attendance certificate. (Contains a list of resources for bereavement.) (Author/JDM)

Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Counselor Role, Depression (Psychology), Educational Media, Emotional Problems, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Health Promotion, High School Students, High Schools, Males, Needs Assessment, Prevention, Program Implementation, Suicide, Theory Practice Relationship

Child and Adolescent Research Unit, Southern Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042, Australia; Tel: 08-8204-4212; Fax: 08-8204-5465.

Autor: Martin, Graham; Clark, Shelia; Beckinsale, Paul; Stacey, Kathleen; Skene, Clive


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