Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741
What is a Safety Plan?
Suicide Prevention Month – Ideas for Action
CDC: Suicide rising across the US
CSN: Youth Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention – 2017 Resource Guide
Be a Face of Hope
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Wallet Card – Having Trouble Coping?
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Wallet Card – Learn the Warning Signs?
The Role of High School Teachers in Preventing Suicide
Suicide Prevention Resources for Teens
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
Empty Seat PSA
NIMH: Here are five steps you can take to #BeThe1To help someone in emotional pain:
- ASK: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” It’s not an easy question, but studies show that asking at-risk individuals if they are suicidal does not increase suicides or suicidal thoughts.
- KEEP THEM SAFE: Reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal items or places is an important part of suicide prevention. While this is not always easy, asking if the at-risk person has a plan and removing or disabling the lethal means can make a difference.
- BE THERE: Listen carefully and learn what the individual is thinking and feeling. Research suggests acknowledging and talking about suicide may reduce rather than increase suicidal thoughts.
- HELP THEM CONNECT: Save the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s (1-800-273-TALK (8255)) and the Crisis Text Line’s number (741741) in your phone, so it’s there when you need it. You can also help make a connection with a trusted individual like a family member, friend, spiritual advisor, or mental health professional.
- STAY CONNECTED: Staying in touch after a crisis or after being discharged from care can make a difference. Studies have shown the number of suicide deaths goes down when someone follows up with the at-risk person.
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS PROTOCOLS (from Dallas ISD)
Suicide Threat of a Student
Suicide Attempt of a Student
Suicide of a Student
Suicide Completion of a Student