Why Lesson Planet?
Suicide is a real issue in many teens' lives. Help your upper graders cope, help, and help their friends when thoughts of suicide arise. They discuss the topic as a class, complete a worksheet, and learn what to do if someone they (or they themselves) feel suicidal. This is a highly sensitive topic and may require parental consent prior to teaching. This instructional activity also puts a lot of emphasis in peers helping peers. The best help is professional help.