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Staying Alive - "Suicide First-Aid Situations" Script

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Keeping Your Goal In Focus "Script"

You are a physical education teacher.  One of your students, Jan, is normally a happy, active participant in gym class.  Today she seems unusually withdrawn and sad.  You take her aside to try to explore what these changes might mean.  

Jan was looking for help in dealing with her stress that had overwhelmed her.  She did not want to end her life but was beginning to view suicide as the only choice available to her.  By actively listening to her reasons for dying, you gained her trust.  Then Jan was able to look for reasons for living.  The problems are not solved yet, but she is safe while other supports are being put in place.

"Just sit back, enjoy, and listen to the Script"