Suicide and Low Academic Performance

I haven’t talked much about suicide prevention this month (September is Suicide Prevention Month).  Probably bc it hits close to home for me.  I lost 2 former students and a family member to suicide and, sadly, my experience is more common than not.


I did some research on the correlation between low grades or low academic performance and suicide. The connections are not surprising and definitely strong.


According to a study published in 2015, double the amount of students with D’s and F’s feel hopeless and sad compared to those who receive A’s. And almost 4 times as many students who received D’s and F’s as compared to A’s experience suicidal ideation.


You can access the 2015 article here:
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/health_and_academics/pdf/DASHfactsheetSuicidal.pdf

That being said, I felt compelled to share what I’m currently working on.
Together with Ava Sharma, we’ve created a free course about improving academics for youngsters ages 8 to 18.


With the pandemic still looming a lot of young people are struggling academically, this year. Clients I’ve worked with in the past have already reached out concerned that their students’ grades aren’t what they used to be.


And, our completely free course can help! Four modules with tips and tricks for approaching lessons, the learning process and it’s four stages, how to handle emotional dysregulation and lack of confidence in ability, as well as influential communication.


Reach out if you have questions.  The course will be released next week!!

Published by FamilyADDventures

I'm an educator by profession and mom to 3. My husband, eldest son and I have ADHD. My aim is to help families overcome the challenges of ADHD, whether it be at home or navigating the classroom. I'm an advocate for all children, but especially for those who are "different." Through this blog I share my story of building our best life and solving typical ADHD “problems” in creative and inspiring ways. Welcome to our Family ADDventures.

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