Personal and Collective Resilience Building- A Suicide Prevention Program for Schools Using Positive Psychology. Consultancy Project for an Irish Secondary School
Ward-Goldsmith, Caroline and Lomas, T. 2016. Personal and Collective Resilience Building- A Suicide Prevention Program for Schools Using Positive Psychology. Consultancy Project for an Irish Secondary School. Journal of Neurology & Stroke. 4 (3), p. 00133.
|Authors||Ward-Goldsmith, Caroline and Lomas, T.|
Ireland has the second highest rate of child suicide in Europe. This dissertation using qualitative methods explores the risks, causes and aftermath of suicide in relation to how positive psychology (PP) can assist in addressing those insights in order to build resilience and reduce suicide ideation for school aged children in Ireland. The client is Principal of a secondary school in Southern Ireland, who suffered the tragic loss of three senior pupils to suicide over a period of five years. The schools’ mission statement settled upon; “How can positive psychology help us to understand the risks and causes of suicide in school aged children and how can we apply those insights to instill resilience and prevent further tragedies in our school” Positive psychology defined as the science of what makes life worth living offers a relevant contrast for suicide which is concerned with proactively ending life.
|Journal||Journal of Neurology & Stroke|
|Journal citation||4 (3), p. 00133|
|11 Mar 2016|
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|Deposited||16 Mar 2016|
|Copyright information||© 2016 The authors|
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