Preventing Suicide in Youth with Melissa Weidner, LMSW – #SPSM Chat November 24th, 2019.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Marie Shanley (@Mxiety), and Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick) discuss “Preventing Suicide in Youth” with guest Melissa Weidner, LMSW.

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

What are noticeable differences in detecting suicidality in youth vs. adults?
What can families do to better support suicidal youth?
How do families contribute to suicidality?
What are tools we can provide to youth to help decrease suicidal ideation?


Further Reading and Watching:

Youth suicide rates are on the rise in the U.S. – PBS

Dimensionality of Helicopter Parenting and Relations to Emotional, Decision-Making, and Academic Functioning in Emerging Adults – US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

Suicide Prevention –

Suicide in Teens and Children Symptoms & Causes –



Melissa Weidner earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology followed by a Master’s degree in Social work from Southern Connecticut State University. Melissa is a Licensed Master in Social Work and is currently a therapist working with children and families. Melissa has worked with those struggling to navigate through anxiety, depression, self harming behaviors, suicidality , and personality disorders.  Melissa has worked in many different settings including inpatient, residential and community agencies. She is passionate and enthusiastic and helps her clients feel safe, empowered and understood as to help heal and enhance their lives.


About spsmchat

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