This 5 page paper provides the information for writing a grant proposal for a teen suicide prevention program. This particular pilot program will be a collaboration between the education system and the mental health agency. TeenScreen will be used to identify at risk high school students. The essay discusses the people who will be involved and in what capacity, the budget for the pilot program, the costs that will be paid for by local agencies and how the program will be evaluated. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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the ages of 10 and 14 committed suicide (Kaplan, 2006). There is no price for a life. If one youngster can be saved from suicide, it would seem any cost
is justified. This is a one-year pilot program to determine the efficacy of the program components. Those are: identification of teens at risk for suicide, clinical evaluation, and clinical therapy.
Specifically, short-term interpersonal therapy will be used. This model was designed especially for treating depression (Long, 1998). Agencies involved in this pilot program include: one local high school
with a population of 950 students and the mental health department. The high school is the location of screening and the clinicians will be associated with the mental health department.
The model of therapy has been shown to be effective for depressed patients (Long, 1998). These are the appropriate agencies because of their population. There is no single universal cause
of suicide although depression, mental disorders, and substance abuse play significant roles (Eggert et al, 2002). Studies have found correlations between each of these factors and suicide (Eggert et al,
2002). The overriding contributor seems to be depression (Eggert et al, 2002). A screening instrument will provide data regarding the number of high school students who are at risk of
suicide. This same instrument can be used following therapy to determine differences before and after counseling. Because teen suicide is a national problem, a prevention program needs to involve different
agencies in the community, such as education and mental health agencies. Identifying youngsters who are at risk for suicide is the first step. While children and youth are regularly screened
for physical health problems, they are seldom screened for mental health problems (Palazzolo, 2003). Different researchers have found that teens exhibited signs of mental illness in 90 percent of suicide