“Suicide significantly impacts individuals across the lifespan, and the statistics are startling. Five Americans die by suicide every hour, and four young persons in Georgia die by suicide every week. During any given year, one in seven Georgia high school students consider suicide, and one in 11 attempt.”
So starts the article in the issue of Summer 2019 Exemplar by Dr. Laura Shannonhouse. Together with Mary Chase Mize and several students and faculty from the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services evoke the work and need for counselors in suicide prevention.
The Exemplar is the journal of Chi Sigma Iota, the Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society. In the article Shannonhouse and the team discuss the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) methods and how effective they are at treating suicide.