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Keeping Our Kids Alive

Parenting a Suicidal Young Person

Lyn O'Grady



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Australian Academic Press
01 April 2020
Psychologist Lyn O'Grady has spent decades working, researching and presenting on better mental health for children, young people and families. So she wrote this book to explain exactly what it means to be a parent of a teenager who is struggling with suicidal thoughts and behaviours and how to help. This book will help any parent or health worker working with families to understand how to connect and communicate with teenagers when dealing with the topic of suicide.

Imprint:   Australian Academic Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781925644401
ISBN 10:   1925644405
Pages:   220
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Lyn O'Grady, DPsych, MSuicidology, Grad Dip (Applied Psychology), BArts, is a registered Community Psychologist with a longstanding interest in the mental health of children, young people and families. She has worked with parents in community settings as well as with children and young people in school settings for over two decades. She served as the Australian Psychological Society's (APS) National Manager for KidsMatter, an Australian children's mental health initiative for early childhood services and schools, for six years. During this period, she was often called upon as the media spokesperson in relation to children's mental health for print and radio interviews. In 2019 she was the APS's spokesperson for the national Psychology Week promotion of their Digital Me Survey results, about the impact of social media on young people. Lyn regularly presents at mental health conferences and is an accomplished facilitator of webinars on a range of mental health topics, reaching extensive numbers of health professionals through the national Mental Health Professionals Network. She delivered a series of webinars about suicide risk in early 2018 through the APS Institute and has co-authored a number of book chapters in international psychology handbooks and journal articles in the Australian Community Psychologist.

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