Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Suicide Prevention Messaging

Contains guidelines, sample narratives and strategies to reframe the messages about suicide to ones that promote hope, connectedness, social support, resilience, treatment and recovery. It provides resources including do's and don'ts for communication. (Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention website 2017)

 CDC Resource Can Help States and Communities Prevent Suicide Among Youth

The Centers for Disease Control resource about Suicide Prevention that includes Social Emotional Learning programs that have been evaluated to be effective and teach students coping and problem-solving skills for dealing with adverse life-events, stress and other problems. (2017)

 After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools - Ameican Foundation for Suicide Prevention 2011

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools 2012 (SAMHSA)

YouMatter is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline site for youth, complete with a blog where visitors can share problems and get support. Reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at   1-800-273-8255.

Listen, Protect, Connect – Model & Teach A guide to help teachers support students in times of disaster, school crises, or emergencies. Created by in conjunction with US Department of Homeland Security and the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement. 

General Mental Health Resources

Addressing Barriers to Learning-Provides a glossary of key terms related to mental health and psychosocial problems.

2-1-1  Connects about 90% of the U.S. population to information to services available in their community. It is administered through a national partnership between United Way Worldwide and the Alliance of Information and Referral Services (AIRS)

Center for Mental Health In Schools-UCLA School Mental Health Project-Comprehensive listing of mental health resources for school nurses, staff, parents and students including crisis and disaster response, violence, suicide, and includes:

Children's Mental Health Network-Weekly news and analysis of key issues on children's' mental health including emotional and behavioral challenges. (US Dept. of Health and Human Services) Mental health basics, what to look for and where to get help. Includes eating disorders, suicide and OK2TALK is a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems.

National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)-Educational resources, research publications and updates, statistics and news related to mental health topics. Click on the Health and Education tab. This agency is part of the National Institute of Health.

See also Crisis, Disaster and Bereavement

Updated 9/20/17