According to their national associations, school mental health staff include school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers, and school nurses. It is important that school mental health staff work collaboratively to create a seamless system of support for students experiencing thoughts of suicide, from triage to support. An effective system allows students to be identified, assessed for risk, and then referred to treatment based on severity. This website lists resources for school mental health staff to build their capacity in working with high-risk students.
The SPRC and SAMHSA have culturally competent information regarding suicide and suicide prevention for various ethnic groups.