Youth Suicide: The Increasing Threat to Children, Teens, and Young Adults 2.0

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Suicide is a growing threat to our youth. It is the third leading cause of death for those between the ages of 10-24 in the U.S. The suicide rate for youth has nearly tripled since the 1940s and continues to increase and impact younger and younger kids. Mental Health Professionals play and integral role in educating parents or those who work with children, teens and young adults to understand the threat of suicide and the best ways to protect those in their care. Our culture and the rapidly changing impact of social media are leveling new threats at young people daily. Youth Suicide: The Increasing Threat to Children, Teens and Young Adults 2.0 will seek to increase awareness of the most recent developments and statistics for youth suicide and highlight factors most highly correlated with suicide risk in children and teens. 

This course is presented by Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. and Kevin Ellers, D.Min.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Review current data about suicide in the U.S. among children and teens  
  2. Explore child and teen suicide cases to gain a better understanding of the factors involved, including bullying, alcohol and drugs, sexual violence, and LGBTQ issues 
  3. Discuss media and social media factors impacting the youth culture and suicide 

Course Lessons

YSS 101: The Major Risk Factors of Youth Suicide 
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. & Kevin EllersD.Min. 
Runtime: 54 minutes 19 seconds

In this lesson, Dr. Kevin Ellers and Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A., discuss the major risk factors of suicide in today’s youth. 

YSS 102: Risks of Youth Suicide: Sexual Violence 
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. & Kevin EllersD.Min. 
Runtime: 54 minutes 11 seconds

In this lesson, Dr. Kevin Ellers and Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A., discuss sexual violence and abuse as a significant risk for youth suicide. 

YSS 103: Mental Health Issues in Youth: The Increase of Suicide Risk 
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. & Kevin EllersD.Min. 
Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes 20 seconds

In this lesson, Dr. Kevin Ellers and Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A., discuss the different common mental health issues found in today’s youth, potential warning signs of youth suicide, and intervention guidelines for mental health professionals.  

Continuing Education

3.25 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: