After an Attempt
- Is a non-fatal act in which an individual deliberately causes self-injury with the intent to die.
- It is a signal that suggests that something has gone wrong for that person.
- It is a cry for help and attention to get some care, support and protection It is often aimed at adjusting life rather than ending it.
- Being successful and accomplishing tasks increases self-esteem so find ways to insure the student has chances to achieve, even at his/her lower energy level and reduced ability to concentrate.
- Eliminate less important work until the student is better able to focus.
- Make positive statements that reflect his/her own past successes.
- Picking at skin/reopening wounds
- Hair pulling
- Head banging
- Bone breaking
- Choking themselves
- Cutting off circulation with elastic bands, etc.
I’m worried about my friend…Obviously something has got your friend down or you wouldn’t be worried. Not sure what’s going on with them, but scared they might be thinking of suicide? Look at some of the warning signs here.
- In order to be effective partners in their child’s education, families need to know what is happening in their child’s class and in the school context.
- Regular communication with families provides a means to discuss growth and positives regarding their children not just a platform to address issues and negatives.
- Sustained communication develops a relationship with the families built on a foundation of trust and support. This foundation will assist in working collaboratively on more difficult concerns should they arise.