Suicide Prevention Article

Students, you actively read the article "From the edge of suicide" by John Keilman from the Sept. 12, 2010 Chicago Tribune. Please use the prompts below to share your brilliant questions, connections, and inferences. If you did not receive the handout, you can read it online using this URL:,0,7574712,print.story


A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.

  1. What period are you in?  *

  1. What do you think is the most important thing that a teen can gain from reading this article?*

  1. In your opinion, who was the most instrumental in bringing the young teen back "from the edge of suicide", and WHY?*

  1. How does this, or might this relate to your life? In other words, what connections can you make?*

  1. What questions are you left with after reading this article, or learning what we have learned in class thus far?*

  1. How valuable do you think reading this article was as an assignment?
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    Extremely Valuable  Not Valuable at All

Quest for Health, Wellness and Fitness Teacher
Northbrook Junior High School
Northbrook, IL