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For Schools

Suicide Prevention in the School Setting

Equipping our youth with age-appropriate knowledge about mental health is essential for suicide prevention. This page offers resources for integrating suicide prevention strategies into school settings, supporting the mental wellbeing of students and staff and promoting hope. It’s important to let students know that help is available and that it is OK to ask for it.

Suicide Prevention and Postvention Strategies for the School Setting

Trainings

  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) – Evidence-based training designed for students in grades 6-12.
  • Additional trainings are available at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s (SPRC) Best Practice Registry page.
  • Check out our Training page for FREE Suicide Prevention training opportunities. Students (16+), staff, school counselors and parents are welcome to participate in the trainings.
  • If you’re a school counselor, visit our Healthcare Providers page for additional specialized training opportunities.

Know the Signs of Suicide

Learn how to support students and school staff that may be at risk of suicide by visiting the Know the Signs website. You will find tools to help you recognize the signs of suicide and help someone through a crisis.

Visit our teen & young adult resource page for more information on crisis and support lines that are available for youth.