Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High schools SAMHSA recently released a new toolkit that is aimed at being part of a nationwide effort to help the one out of every fifteen high school students who attempt suicide each year.
The following information was shared by Jan Ulrich, Kentucky State Suicide Prevention Coordinator: When you consider videos, plays and presentations for your students around suicide prevention, please consider these safe and effective practice guidelines from the American Association of Suicidology. While these guidelines were
We recently completed our yearly suicide prevention training as a staff and will be utilizing the SOS: Signs of Suicide Prevention Program in our classrooms to educate students. Our staff is trained yearly on “Question, Persuade, Refer: Ask A Question, Save a
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) have collaborated to produce a toolkit to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in the school community. The toolkit reflects consensus
A listing of resources for schools to comply with new mandates for suicide prevention education for students and staff can be found at: http://mhmr.ky.gov/mhsas/sped.asp A new, free resource is available for schools dealing with a suicide death (postvention):http://library.sprc.org/item.php?id=857&catid=18