School-based suicide prevention: A matter of life and death


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Ulrich, Jan
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

This video is a helpful tool to use with school decision makers regarding the need for school-based suicide prevention/postvention programs and crisis planning. School administrators and staff share their experiences of dealing with the suicides of their students. An overview is given of school-based suicide prevention programs and crisis planning to reduce suicide among middle and high school students, including potential suicide contagion. The video emphasizes the importance of educating staff using gatekeeper programs and educating and screening students with evidence-based programs.