Youth Change Professional Development Workshops' mental health counseling experts have worked hard to create a suicide prevention poster that is aimed especially at middle and high school students, along with college students and young adults. The focus of the poster is to get the reader to realize that they would not want to live permanently with decisions they made as little as five years earlier. The implication is that making a permanent choice of suicide might seem an incredibly poor decision just a few years later.
Featuring a startling, bright design that is sure to capture the attention of even seriously depressed, sad, lonely, unhappy, emotionally disturbed and traumatized students, Poster #636 is one of several companion posters, all featuring a similar color palette and text. We believe that the group of prevention posters are more effective than single posters because each poster tackles the problem from a unique angle. What may resonate with one student, may not have impact on another. Because of that, we do recommend the group be posted at once to amplify and reinforce your suicide prevention message as effectively as possible.
Here are our companion suicide prevention posters; just click on the link to see each poster: Poster #633, Poster #634, Poster #635 and Poster #636. When you consider the importance of these message posters, it may be worth the small investment to get all four of them to best maximize your suicide prevention effort.
The poster reads: Would you want to live forever with your choices from five years ago? Music? Friends? Cell Phone? Shoes? Clothes? Haircut? Hobbies? Computers? Goals? Many Five Year Old Choices look awful now. Choose Hope Not Self-Harm. Ask Someone for Help.
Our suicide prevention posters are ideal for group counseling. Poster #636 in particular can make a wonderful starting point for a group discussion on suicide when you ask the group members to name some of their worst five-year-old choices, like loving the band, Hanson, or having green hair, or wearing all black everyday. Next, the group can discuss how people often don't like past choices, and those insights can be related to the issue of suicide. You can see how easily these suicide prevention posters can help you address a difficult, sensitive topic in your group counseling, therapy, guidance or family sessions. That's why Poster #636 is a must-have for sites that provide crisis care, counseling, education, social services, welfare, medical care or guidance.