Stella Nicholson
Stella Nicholson

“Suicide Prevention: Looking at Life Through the Eyes of the Suicidal Adolescent”

This workshop will examine the symptoms and precursors that manifest in the suicidal adolescent. Co-occurring issues may be the culprit that plagues the youth to believe life is not worth living. For some the option of suicide is their only way out of the difficulties they face. Intervention strategies will be explored.


Stella M. Nicholson, MA, LCPC, CAADC, MAC is a private practitioner and the owner of Stella M. Nicholson & Associates, Lombard, Illinois where she counsels adult children of alcoholics/codependents, alcoholics/addicts, individuals with mental health issues, couples, and families. She has worked in the addiction and mental health field since 1978. In addition to her private practice, Ms. Nicholson has served as a consultant/trainer to numerous treatment facilities, mental health organizations, hospitals, schools, and institutions regarding program development and implementation, in-service training and staff development, clinical supervision, and aftercare. She formally was the aftercare Program Director and marketing representative for three Cottonwood facilities in Tucson, Texas and New Mexico. Ms. Nicholson is the past president of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Certification Board, representing members from region II.  Ms. Nicholson has served on the faculty of numerous universities and colleges such as Northeastern, Loop, Concordia, and Triton and currently is a professional lecturer/adjunct instructor at National Louis University. She has lectured and taught at both the local and national levels on a variety of subjects with regards to addictions and mental health issues. She is also the author of two workbooks entitled “Journey to Recovery” and “Addictions, Relationships and the Twelve Step Connection.”