TNT School- Based Youth Services
University Hospital

The TNT School-Based Youth Services Program of University Hospital provides counseling, employment services, health education & referral, and recreation and cultural activities to students enrolled in the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools.  In addition to peer leadership, dating abuse and pregnancy prevention programs; the TNT SBYSP also offers fitness and nutrition education to promote healthy life choices among more.

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Parents: if you would like your child to participate please fill out and sign the following form.

  September is Suicide

      Prevention Month

Suicide is the third leading cause of death in young people.  The following behaviors may be signs that someone is thinking about suicide:

*Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves

*Talking about feeling empty, hopeless, or having no reason to live

*Making a plan or looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online, stockpiling pills, or buying a gun

*Talking about great guilt or shame

*Talking about feeling trapped or feeling that there are no solutions

*Feeling unbearable pain (emotional pain or physical pain)

*Talking about being a burden to others

*Using alcohol or drugs more often

*Acting anxious or agitated

*Withdrawing from family and friends

*Changing eating and/or sleeping habits

*Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge

*Taking great risks that could lead to death, such as driving extremely fast

*Talking or thinking about death often

*Displaying extreme mood swings, suddenly changing from very sad to very calm or happy

*Giving away important possessions

*Saying goodbye to friends and family

*Putting affairs in order, making a will

If these warning signs apply to you or someone you know, get help as soon as possible, particularly if the behavior is new or has increased recently. One resource is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline , 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889.



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Music by Firewater performed by the Bruce Jackson Trio from the CD Don't Sleep on Your Dreams.