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:

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 Family ADDventures

Nicole Santiago is a learning specialist, student advocate, and founder of Family ADDventures. As a specialist, she assesses and teaches clients (adults and adolescents) to manage and grow their executive functioning skills which include emotional regulation, task initiation, and time management. As an advocate (IEP coach), she is a member of COPAA and ensures inclusive (special) education students receive the most appropriate educational services possible. She often collaborates with OT's, SLP's and neuropsychologists all in the name of student improvement and success. Her practice is located in San Antonio, TX, and everywhere (virtually). The author grew up an army brat and spends time with her three ND children and husband in Puerto Rico whenever possible. She writes about mental health, parenting, education, and entrepreneurship on her blog:

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