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How prevalent is suicide in our culture? What are some ways to help with diminishing the problem? This talk details factors surrounding suicide and how one can play a role in helping making a difference in a child's life.
As a Nurse Manager at a children’s psychiatric hospital, Jen interacts daily with children living with mental illness. Through her clinical experience she has developed an acute understanding of childhood trauma and suicide. She discusses the tangible difference that meaningful adult relationships have in preventing childhood suicide. Through a commitment to caring for and building lasting positive relationships with young people, Jen expresses a great hope for drastically reducing the risk of suicide for children and teens.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx