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Suicide Prevention 1 Running head: SUICIDE PREVENTION Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program and Methods of Motivation Used With Adolescents San Jose State University
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Suicide Prevention 2 Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program and Methods of Motivation Used With Adolescents Introduction Why do people kill themselves? Do they not know that their friends and families are deeply affected? Do they not know there is always a way out no matter what the situation they are in? Although high rates of suicide are recorded in all age groups, teenagers are highly affected (King, 2006). Many have been impacted by the suicide of a family member or a long time friend. At 16 I received the news that a long time friend had died. He had thrown himself from the third story. Nobody ever knew what was wrong. He was the one always cheering the sad ones up and displaying a positive personality. When I was 17, I found my 19-year-old brother passed out in the bathroom. He had tried to kill himself by strangulation. Is this the memories a young girl should have? Did these boys think of how their families, friends, and I would be affected by their decisions? They did not. However, this paper is not about the relatives and friends of teenagers who commit or attempt suicide; it is about the prevention of such misfortunes. Teenagers are increasingly turning to different methods of suicide and they are sometimes found too late to be saved. Due to the inability to rescue many of the teenagers who commit suicides, programs have been instituted in order to prevent adolescents and others from killing themselves. There is a well known saying which states that “it is better to prevent rather than treat,” and this is what the suicide prevention programs are trying to do. There are many programs which have been created for adolescents. They all have a specific curriculum or methods of motivating their clients. However, this paper was written with the purpose of only
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Suicide Prevention 3 examining the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program and the types of motivation it uses. Cultural and gender differences will also be briefly reviewed. The Yellow Ribbon Program The Yellow Ribbon Program, a non profit organization, has an interesting but sad story behind it. As written on the website of The Yellow Ribbon Program (2009), this organization was founded by Dale and Dar Emme as a result of their teenage son’s suicide in 1994. Mike Emme was a 17-year-old who did not show any signs of depression or thoughts of suicide, but shot himself one late night. His parents did not see any signs of worry in him that night or any time before. His family came home after seven minutes from Mike’s successful attempt to suicide. As described by Dale and Dar Emme, Mike was a responsible member of the society and an athletic young man. He had a yellow 1968 Mustang which he used to give rides to his friends without cars. His parents described an event in which Mike helped a mother and her two young
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