Created especially for middle and high school students, along with college students, Job Corps members, foster children, and young adults, Poster #635 exists because of the risk of suicide among adolescents. Carefully crafted by the counseling experts at Youth Change Workshops, Poster #635 is a brightly colored sign that has the potential to help a teen to reconsider suicide or self-harm.
Part of a group of companion posters that are all focused on suicide prevention, the posters in the series all have a similar design and color palette, and all have a clear and powerful anti-suicide message. Here are Youth Change Professional Development Workshops' companion suicide prevention posters; just click on the link to see each poster: Poster #633, Poster #634, Poster #635 and Poster #636. The four posters are not expensive, and when you weigh the small purchase cost against the possiblility of saving a young life, you may want to choose to get the entire group of four. Our mental health and suicide experts here at Youth Change Professional Development Workshops really believe that the group of four posters maximizes your impact versus a single poster being posted. Each of the four posters address suicide prevention from a completely novel approach so that while one poster may or may not resonate or impact a suicidal student, another poster in the group may be the perfect way to help that student reconsider their plan for self-harm.
Poster #635 reads: Don't make a permanent decision to cope with temporary feelings. Self-harm is never the answer. Ask for help instead.
Any site that works with distressed, troubled, emotionally disturbed, traumatized teens, or provides drug counseling, suicide prevention, alcohol abuse treatment, domestic violence shelter or crisis care, really needs Poster #635. It is a fast, extremely inexpensive investment that one day may save a life, or maybe several lives. If a poster can help save a life, isn't it worth buying and posting today, right now?
Of course, no poster or group of posters can be your entire suicide prevention effort, but this Poster #635 and its companion posters can be an important part of that effort. Poster #635 can send its vital message 24 hours a day, even in the dark of night and even on the loneliest of holidays. With that in mind, consider buying Poster #635 now so it can quickly become a 24/7 presence at your site, helping you ensure the safety of your most vulnerable adolescents.
Click to enlarge. School posters printed on medium weight 11" x 17" glossy stock