Suicide and Students With High-Incidence Disabilities: What Special Educators Need to Know

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Carrie A. Wachter Morris, Associate Professor & School Counseling Coordinator (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The purpose of this article is threefold: To discuss suicide as it pertains to students diagnosed with high incidence disabilities.; To help special education teachers identify students at risk for suicide.; To identify how special educators can help intervene when a student is considering suicide. A positive relationship seems to exist among emotional and/or behavior disorders (EBD), suicidal ideation and suicide attempts (Fleischmann, Bertolote, Belfer, & Beautrais, 2005; Hamrick et al., 2004), and adolescent females with high-incidence disabilities (particularly EBD) think more about suicide and make more suicide attempts than their peers without a disability (Miller, 1994).

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Teaching Exceptional Children, 41(1), 66-72
Language: English
Date: 2008
Suicide, Student health, Counselors, Disability, Crisis intervention, Risk factors

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