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Teen Suicide Prevention Week – Feb 11 -14

February 2018

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Teen Suicide Prevention Week

Next week is Teen Suicide Prevention Week (11-18 February 2018) and with 1 in 4 South African teens who have attempted suicide – it is crucial we create awareness around teen depression and suicide prevention.

More recently, we have seen reports in Press and Media of children as young as 6 years old who have committed suicide. This week there were reports of an 8 year old girl who died from suicide in Durban.

SADAG is focusing on raising awareness amongst teens, children, teachers, parents and communities to help prevent Teen Suicide.

Our “Teen Suicide Shouldn’t be a Secret” School Team will be visiting schools in Roodepoort and Centurion amongst others.
SADAG is hosting a FREE Online Facebook Friday chat on Friday, 16th Februarywith experts answering all questions on Teen Depression, warning signs and Suicide Prevention. See below for more details.
Click here for the Teen Suicide Prevention Posters advertising the Suicide Helpline number. Print it and put it up at your school, community, taxi rank, campus, workplace, church, etc. Or nominate a school and send their details to newsletter@anxiety.org.za
Go to www.sadag.org to see out ONLINE TOOLKIT which includes practical tips on what to say/not to say to a depressed teen, warning signs, etc. As well as online expert videos, adverts, posters and infographics of stats.
You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@The SADAG) for more info, posters and useful tips to help us #StopTeenSuicide
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Free Online Help for Teen Suicide Prevention Week #FacebookFriday

1 in 4 South African teens have attempted suicide. It is important for all parents, teachers & friends to know the warning signs of Teen Suicide, how to talk about Depression and how to get help. Join the #FacebookFriday Teen Suicide Prevention Online Q&A on the 16th February at 1pm – 2pm and again at 7pm – 8pm. Ask our experts, Educational Psychologist, Tshepiso Matentjie and Psychologist, Cindy Van Wyk, for advice, tips and how to help your teen. Click here for more information and like our Facebook Page: The South African Depression and Anxiety Group.

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