Suicide (Pt. 2) with Lezlie Culver

Suicide (Pt. 2) with Lezlie Culver

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In part two of our conversation about suicide, Chris and Karlie are joined by Lezlie Culver to talk about “postvention.” Through personal experience and her work with families who have lost a loved one to suicide, Lezlie discusses how we can support teenagers who have attempted suicide and families who are affected by suicide. What do we do when someone has attempted or died by suicide? Join our conversation!

In this episode, you’ll find out…
  • The prevalence of suicide among teenagers.
  • Terms that are appropriate and healthy to use when talking about suicide.
  • How to talk to a teenager who has attempted suicide.
  • The effect of suicide on the family.
  • Ways we can support the survivors of suicide.
Ask yourself…
  • Am I uncomfortable talking about suicide? How can I overcome that?
  • How can I be more mindful of suicide survivors?
Go ask a teen…
  • What was your experience like? How did you feel when you attempted suicide?
  • What can I do to help?
Resources:

In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:

About Us:
Lezlie D. Culver MSW, Community Volunteer, received her BA in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma and also received her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Lezlie founded the LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Team of Tarrant County in January of 2011. She has presented at LOSS Team National Conference’s, the American Association of Suicidology, Department of the Army Fort Worth District Suicide Stand-Down, Tarrant County Sexual Abuse Advisory Council Conference and the Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Awareness Conference.
Chris Robey is the Program Director for Teen Lifeline, Inc. Earlier in his career while working as a youth minister, Chris earned a Masters Degree in Family Life Education from Lubbock Christian University to better equip his work with teenagers and families. Chris’ career and educational opportunities have exposed him to teenagers from a variety of backgrounds. Follow him on Twitter!
Karlie Duke started working as Teen Lifeline’s Communications Director after graduating from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Communications with a minor in Family Studies. Karlie has worked with teenagers for the past 5 years and is passionate about encouraging students to live better stories. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram!
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Suicide (Pt. 1) with Dr. Becky Taylor

Suicide (Pt. 1) with Dr. Becky Taylor

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In the first episode of a two part series on suicide, Chris and Karlie are joined by Dr. Becky Taylor to discuss risk factors and suicide prevention. Suicide is a problem, especially among teenagers, and we need to get the conversation going about suicide. Join us as Dr. Taylor talks about how to support, confront and encourage teenagers who are thinking about suicide.  

In this episode, you’ll find out…

  • Risk factors for teenage suicide.
  • The significance of the plan and means of suicide.
  • Why teenagers are high-risk for suicide.
  • Some first steps to support a student who is thinking about suicide.
  • How to confront a teenager you think is considering suicide.

Ask yourself…

  • Am I afraid to confront a teenager about suicide?
  • Who else is in that teenager’s life? Do they notice anything different?

Go ask a teen…

  • Are you thinking about killing yourself?
  • How are you doing? What are some things that I can do to help you?

Resources:

In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:

About Us:

Becky Taylor, Ph.D., was appointed to the TCU College of Education faculty in 1998 to begin the school counseling program, and in 2009 she was appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Education. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an approved family mediator, and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Dr. Taylor’s research lies in the areas of risk and resiliency and its application through Solution Focused Therapy.

Chris Robey is the Program Director for Teen Lifeline, Inc. Earlier in his career while working as a youth minister, Chris earned a Masters Degree in Family Life Education from Lubbock Christian University to better equip his work with teenagers and families. Chris’ career and educational opportunities have exposed him to teenagers from a variety of backgrounds. Follow him on Twitter!

Karlie Duke started working as Teen Lifeline’s Communications Director after graduating from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Communications with a minor in Family Studies. Karlie has worked with teenagers for the past 5 years and is passionate about encouraging students to live better stories. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram!

Have a question?

If you have a question about something you heard or just want to give us some feedback, please leave us a comment below.  We would love to hear from you!