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Suicide Prevention Resources: Schools



Times of Tragedy: Preventing Suicide in Troubled Children and Youth, Part I

Tips for Parents and Schools on the warning signs of youth suicide.



S.O.S High School Suicide Prevention Program

Providing tools for educators to help youth identify the signs and symptoms of depression, suicidality, and self-injury in themselves and their peers



Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools

Assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. Includes tools to implement a multi-faceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students.



National- After a Suicide: Toolkit for Schools

Copy of American Association of Suicidology Guidelines for Schools:



The Role of High School Teachers in Preventing Suicide

Key Steps to Reduce Suicide Risk among Students



Early Warning Data System Tool, SEDL

Developed by the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research to calculate automatically the high-yield indicators related to dropout.



School Suicide Prevention Accreditation, American Association of Suicidology

Provides a variety of opportunities, including the AAS Annual Conference, accessing the premier journal in the field (Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior), collaborating with researchers and clinicians on projects, and networking with other students.


Youth Suicide Prevention – School based Guide 2012 Update, University of S. Florida    

Provides a framework for schools to assess their existing or proposed suicide prevention efforts and provides resources and information that school administrators can use to enhance or add to their existing program.



Suicide Prevention Resource Center Resources: The Role of High School Mental Health Providers in Preventing Suicide

This page, created for high school mental health providers, contains information on recognizing and responding to warning signs, resource materials about suicide prevention, including programs, as well as other suicide prevention information relevant to school health providers.


Call 911 or take the person to the E.R. or walk-in clinic at a hospital. Do not leave the person until help is available.





"Feelings of sadness or hopelessness, often accompanied by anxiety."

"Declining school performance. Loss of pleasure/interest in social and sports activities. Sleeping too little or too much."

"Major changes in weight or appetite. Inability to concentrate or think clearly. Withdrawal from friends and family and no desire to go out."

"Talking about 'going away', killing oneself, being a burden to others, feeling trapped or in unbearable pain."


"Giving away favorite possessions. Suddenly very happy and cheerful moods after being depressed or sad for a long time."

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