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The suicide prevention pocket guidebook : how to support someone who is having suicidal feelings / Joy Hibbins.

Hibbins, Joy. (Author).

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Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA 616.858 HIB 2021 (Text) 0002205476209 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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General Note:
"A Trigger book" --title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-233).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: your role in helping someone to survive: what you bring to this -- Part 1: Understanding suicidal crisis. 1. Your feelings about suicide and first reactions ; Understanding and overcoming some of the feelings that you may have about suicide ; 2. What we mean by "feeling suicidal": the complexity of suicidal feelings ; Understanding how "feeling suicidal" is complex and individual, and that it includes different levels of risk ; 3. Understanding what may lead to a suicidal crisis ; Looking at what can lead someone to feel suicidal, and how it is usually a combination of factors that makes someone more vulnerable to experiencing a suicidal crisis ; 4. Myths and misunderstandings about suicide ; Addressing some of the misinformation about suicide, and how it can create barriers to helping someone--and can make someone in crisis feel more reluctant to ask for help -- 5. Risk factors ; An introduction to assessing suicide risk: learning about factors that can increase someone's risk of suicide, and how to help someone who is displaying these risk factors -- 6. Warning signs. Warning signs to look out for, including signs that someone may be at immediate risk of suicide. The chapter includes advice on what to do if you notice these signs -- 7. Asking about suicidal thoughts ; A step-by-step guide to asking someone about suicidal thoughts, and how to get the right help for them -- 8. Understanding, empathizing, and connecting ; An introduction to some basic counselling skills that can help you to understand more about what your friend or loved one is experiencing, and show them that you understand and empathize -- 9. Beyond words ; How someone's body language and voice tone can give powerful messages about what they are feeling. How body language and voice tone can alert us to changes in mood, which may give cause for concern -- 10. Barriers to connecting ; Barriers that can prevent us from connecting with someone who is feeling suicidal, and how to overcome them -- 11. What to focus on ; What to say to someone who is feeling suicidal, including how to help them see their own worth -- 12. Kindness, compassion, and care ; How kindness and care can help someone to survive -- 13. Helping someone to survie ; Creating managable steps to help someone to survive -- 14. Supporting someone who is highly distressed ; Techniques to help someone who is feeling intense distress -- 15. Supporting someone through more than one crisis ; The chapter looks at reasons why someone may experience more than one suicidal crisis, and how you can help -- 16. Helping someone to create their own care plan and safety plan: How to help someone to create a personalized care plan (with strategies to help prevent their mental health from deteriorating) and a safety plan (to use when they are in a period of suicidal crisis) -- 17. Looking after yourself ; How to take care of your own mental health and wellbeing while you are supporting someone who is feeling suicidal -- 18. Professional help ; How to access professional help, including accessing psychological treatments -- Epilogue ; Thoughts on why clients survive at our suicide crisis center.
Summary, etc.:
"Understandably, we may feel extremely cautious about how to approach or talk to someone who is having suicidal thoughts; we may be worried about saying or doing the "wrong thing"--and this often creates a barrier to helping. In this pocket guidebook, Joy Hibbins, founder of the charity Suicide Crisis, shares her invaluable experience of helping people through suicidal crisis. Using the charity's groundbreaking approach, Joy helps you gain the practical skills, knowledge and confidence you need to support friends, work colleagues or family members during a time of crisis. This book will show you how to: Understand the complexity of suicidal feelings and what may lead to a crisis -- Be aware of factors that can increase someone's risk of suicide -- Directly ask someone about suicidal thoughts -- Build empathy and a strong connection with the individual in crisis -- Learn strategies to support someone and help them survive. The fact that you care, and you want to help, can make such a difference to someone who is in need of support." --from
Subject: Suicide > Prevention.
Suicide risk factors.
Suicide > Prevention.

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