Host:Dr. Tim Clinton
Suicide is always a permanent solution to a temporary problem. As teens try to navigate their way through the emotional struggles that often come with adolescence, the option of ending it all might seem attractive. On today’s Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton and Jennifer Cisney-Ellers, a professional counselor and crisis response trainer, urge moms and dads to listen attentively to their children. Parents, don't hesitate to ask, "Are you thinking about hurting yourself?" Contrary to the old wives' tale that discussing suicide triggers the act, talking about it actually saves lives.
Jennifer Cisney-Ellers is a professional counselor, life coach, crisis response trainer, author, and speaker. She speaks extensively in the field of grief, crisis, and trauma through the Institute for Compassionate Care. Jennifer is an approved instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, teaching several courses therein. In addition, she serves as director of the Grief, Crisis and Disaster Network of the American Association of Christian Counselors, along with being the clinical director for the Crisis Response Team of the United States Concealed Carry Association. Jennifer is the co-author of The First 48 Hours: Spiritual Caregivers as First Responders, and Spiritual and Psychological First Aid, both of which she wrote with her husband, Dr. Kevin Ellers.