Suicide Prevention Training and Resources for Educators
Resources for Schools
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255) is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress OR anyone concerned that someone whom he or she cares about might be in crisis. The call will be routed to the nearest certified crisis center.
- "School-Based Suicide Prevention: A Matter of Life and Death" Video. This online video features Kentucky school principals, staff and parents who have experienced suicide loss, including suicide contagion in the school, and steps schools can take to reduce suicide and suicide attempts among their students. This video can be used with staff training, but is not appropriate for youth or children. Use the Contact Information on this page to obtain a copy of the video.
- SAMHSA, Ad Council and Inspire USA Foundation Launch National Suicide Prevention Campaign for Teens. Rockville, MD (March 31, 2010) PRNewswire. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), working in collaboration with the Ad Council and the Inspire USA Foundation, announced today the launch of a national public service announcement campaign designed to reduce the incidence of suicide and suicide attempts among teens in the United States.
The PSAs tell teens that they are not alone in their struggles with emotional and mental health problems, and that other teens have successfully worked through the same issues. Young people seeking help are urged to visit the campaign website, where they can hear success stories and strategies from teens. For information on using this campaign in your school or community, visit the link above.
- PREPaRE: School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum. The PREPaRE curriculum was developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to provide evidence-based resources and consultation related for school personnel in crisis preparation, prevention, intervention, response, and recovery procedures, with a special emphasis on the role of school-based mental health professionals.