Tuesday, October 19, 2021
7:00-9:00pm with Q&A
For more information on teens and suicide, please consider purchasing Julie Lowe’s mini-book, “Teens and Suicide: Recognizing the Signs and Sharing Hope" at this link.
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Many teenagers face serious challenges when navigating adolescence. Often they can experience stress and anxiety, feeling unhappy and directionless. For an increasing number of teenagers, their struggle to manage pressures and expectations as well as the difficult parts of their life experience. In some cases this can tragically lead them to seriously consider suicide as their only means of escape.
CCEF Faculty member Julie Lowe will explore some of the reasons teenagers are increasingly vulnerable to suicide and consider factors that can lead to it. She will offer advice for all those who work with and support teenagers to recognize suicide warning signs as well as sharing ways to guard against hopelessness, helping them find reasons to live.
Julie will also consider the ways to show teens that they are known and loved by God, showing them the compassion and grace of Jesus Christ, and how being there for them can provide a lifeline and build a lasting foundation for teens who are struggling.
About the speaker:
Julie Lowe, MA, is a faculty member at CCEF and a licensed professional counselor with nearly twenty years of counseling experience. Julie is also a registered play therapist and has developed a play therapy office at CCEF to better serve families, teens, and children. Julie is the author of Child Proof and Building Bridges, as well as the minibooks Helping Your Anxious Child and Teens and Suicide. Julie and her husband, Greg, have six children and serve as foster and adoptive parents.