Depression and Suicide Intervention

SOCW 6111 Week 9 Discussion Depression and Suicide Intervention

When working with adolescents you will likely be faced with issues of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation and even attempts. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012). It is essential to understand the risks associated with teen suicide and intervention strategies to address this issue.

· Post a review of the literature on adolescent depression and suicide and identify an evidence-based intervention that addresses these issues. 

· Then, apply that intervention to either the Brady or Tiffani case. 

· Describe the possible risk factors the client presents that would make him or her at risk for depression and suicide. 

· Then, plan an intervention for that client to address these issues.

References (use 3 or more)

LeCroy, C. W., & Williams, L. R. (2013). Intervention with adolescents. In M. Holosko, C. Dulmus, & K. Sowers (Eds.), Social work practice with individuals and families: Evidence-informed assessments and interventions (pp. 97–124). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014a). Sessions: case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].

· The Bradley Family (pp. 17–19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Suicide prevention: Youth suicide. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/index.html