Schools are a key setting for suicide prevention. Teachers, mental health providers, and all other school personnel who interact with students can play an important role in keeping them safe. 

Why Address Suicide Prevention 

  • Maintaining a safe school environment is part of your school's overall mission. 

  • Students' mental health can affect how well they perform in school. 

  • Suicide can affect the entire school community. 

How Schools Can Take Action 

The best way to prevent suicide is to use a comprehensive approach that includes these key components: 

Learn More

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Recommended Resources
This toolkit is designed to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in the school community.
This toolkit provides information on how to reduce suicide risk among high school students.
This sheet provides information and resources on suicide prevention for high school teachers.
This sheet provides information and resources on suicide prevention for high school mental health providers.
This website about teen suicide prevention has information and links to many resources for educators, parents, and teens.
This two-hour online training helps educators and school staff understand their role in suicide prevention and covers strategies for school suicide prevention.

All Resources Related to Schools

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