The guidelines below were developed to help your district or school crisis team intervene with suicidal or self-injurous youth.
*Lieberman, R., Poland, S. & Cassel, R. (2008). Suicide intervention. In Thomas, A. & Grimes, J., Best practices in school psychology V. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
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Suicide Prevention Center
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This handbook provided by the AAS helps suicide attempt survivors in their recovery providing hope for the future.
This website provides resources for attempt survivors.
The MY3 app is a free app that helps you create a safety plan to reach out when you are having thoughts of suicide.
Resilience Guide for Parents & Teachers provides introductory information on development of resilience in children from preschool to adult.
This kit takes a closer look at common substance use and mental health issues among adolescents and includes: screening and assessment tools; 12 mental health and substance use issue briefs; evaluation and treatment algorithms for general behavioral health concerns, depression and Attention Deficit; Hyperactivity Disorder; counseling guidelines; and Health education materials for teens.
This kit provides materials, resources and best practices related to trauma and development of resilience.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) endorses the implementation of scientifically established interventions.
The HEARD Alliance is a community alliance of health care professionals in the San Francisco area that promote collaboration with educational professionals to enhance the well-being of and prevent suicide in adolescents. This website has a number of resources along with a toolkit for suicide prevention and intervention.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is a national resource center focused on advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. This resource gives a comprehensive view of suicide prevention.
This National Association of School Psychologists resource has guidelines for administrators and crisis teams on suicide intervention and postvention.
This Toolkit, from the Health Care Alliance for Response to Adolescent Depression, assists schools with promoting mental health, intervening in a mental health crisis, and supporting members of a school community after a loss to suicide.
This is a website resource from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a website that provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide. This website has links specifically for educators.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center website has tools and resources to assist educators in the prevention of suicide.
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is a website that provides resources and training modules for educators to assist with supporting grieving students.
Didi Hirsch is committed to providing quality mental health and substance abuse services in communities where stigma and poverty limit access. Didi Hirsch provides resources and training in suicide prevention for educators and clinicians.
GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) is a national education organization started by teachers dedicated to ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.
This pamphlet from the CDC explains the relationship between bullying and suicide and provides information and resources for school personnel.
Provides educational flyers, brochures and information in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese.