Teens Coping with Anxiety and Depression - Suicide

 Teen girl with depression over grades

Teen girl with depression over grades

According to the CDC, suicide rates for teens in the United States between 15 and 19 years of age are on the rise, and a growing number of families, schools, and communities are being affected. Suicide was the third leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 14, and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 and 34.

Faced with these realities, it's clear that timely, evidence-based prevention and help for depressed and anxious children and teens is an absolute must. Through a series of brief, easy-to-follow sessions, complete with skills-building activities, the COPE Programs convey that there is hope for change, and that both depression and anxiety are manageable. COPE recognizes that we can't control trigger events, but we can control our responses to them.

For teens with minimal to mild depression (PHQ-9 for Teens)*, the COPE programs can help build skills to prevent future episodes of anxiety and depression. And for teens with moderate depression, the programs would be a wonderful tool to help decrease depression. For moderately severe to severe depression, please seek professional help.

And for the purpose of grief support, the programs can also be a useful longer-term tool for helping teens cope with anxiety and depression resulting from the loss of a friend or classmate.

* Important: The PHQ-9 for Teen (adolescents) is not meant to be a diagnosis. Please consult a qualified mental health professional to diagnose a specific condition.

Manual-Based, Instructor-Delivered and Online, Self-Administered Programs

This cognitive-behavioral therapy-based skills-building intervention program is designed for:

  • Children (ages 7 to 11)
  • Teens (ages 11 to 18)
  • Teens COPE + Headache Education Program - (ages 11 to 18)
  • Young Adults (ages 18 to 24)
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The manual-based 7-session and 15-session programs can be delivered in primary care, school-based clinics and mental health settings in either brief 25- to 30-minute sessions or more traditional 50-minute class sessions by teachers, nurses, doctors, psychologists, counselors, and social workers who have completed our Online Instructors Training (included in the program package purchase) and a Practice Training Session. 

Each program purchase gives instructors access to all student workbooks (sold separately).

 COPE 7-Session Teen Online Program for Adolescents

COPE 7-Session Teen Online Program for Adolescents

The online, self-administered 7-session program is a self-help, cognitive-behavioral skills-building intervention educational program only and is not meant to diagnose or provide treatment for a particular disease or illness. The goal of this educational program is to teach children and teens how to recognize negative thought patterns, and provide cognitive behavioral skills and techniques that can be useful in modifying negative thinking.