Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities or serious health problems are at a significantly higher risk for suicide. These students need a comprehensive approach to care and support that includes needed health care and appropriate assistance in areas of disability as well as assessment of suicide risk, treatment, support and follow-up care. Below are some resources to get started.
People with Physical Health Problems or Disabilities, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Provides information and research on multiple health conditions and suicide risk.
Crisis Intervention Team Methods for Using data to Inform Practice, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
Services and Resources for Students with Disabilities, CA Department of Education
Links to programs and services available to students with disabilities, publications, training and technical assistance opportunities, and recruitment resources and materials.
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
This toolkit provides detailed information on how schools can organize in the areas of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices
This technical package by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent suicide.