High School Toolkits
- Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools is available for free download from SAMHSA. It assists school personnel in designing and implementing strategies that prevent suicide and promote behavioral health.
- Screening tools
- Information about warning signs and risk factors
- Parent education materials
- Research-based guidelines
- Resources to assist the whole community in its suicide prevention efforts that respond to the needs and cultures of high school students
- Practices to help identify students at risk of suicide
- Protocols to respond to suicide death
- Educational programs to engage youth in suicide prevention programs
- Recommended actions to increase parent and school community support for screening programs
- After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools: This toolkit is designed to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in the school community. It is organized into the following brief chapters:
- Introduction and Executive Summary
- Get the Facts First
- Crisis Response
- Tools for Crisis Response
- Helping Students Cope
- Working with the Community
- Social Media
- Suicide Contagion
- Bringing in Outside Help
- Going Forward
- Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention: The content of this toolkit is drawn from State and National guidelines and from current research and recommendations regarding youth mental wellness and suicide prevention. Information about what schools can do to promote youth mental wellness before mental health concerns arise, how to recognize and respond to a mental health crisis, and how to support a school community after a suicide loss is included. Enhancements included are Social Emotional Learning, Mindfulness, Transitions, Social Media, Self-Care, Means Restrictions, and FAQs among others.
13 Reasons Why Toolkit Chances are you’ve either heard of Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why, or your students have seen or have expressed an interest in watching this.
- Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention: Model Language, Commentary, and Resources gives educators and school administrators clear guidance on how to implement suicide prevention, intervention and postvention policies in their school districts. The document was created by the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, The Trevor Project, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
- BeThe1SD Toolkit: If you see or hear signs that someone you know could be considering suicide, BE THE ONE to reach out. You don’t have to know what to say to say something.
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