Suicide Prevention

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, treatment and recovery. It provides resources for communication. (Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, 2018)

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools 
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), collaborated to produce this toolkit to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in the school community. It is a practical resource for schools facing real-time crises. While designed specifically to address the aftermath of suicide, schools will find it useful following other deaths as well.
(American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 2011)

CDC Suicide Prevention Webpage
Contains statistics, fact sheets, and resources to assist in prevention and treatment 2018).
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 and stress. (CDC, 2018)

Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention: Model Language, Commentary, and Resources
This document outlines model policies and best practices for school districts to follow to protect the health and safety of all students. It was created as a collaboration of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and The Trevor Project, the program is research-based and easily adaptable for middle and high schools. (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 9/2019)

NYS Department of Health- NYS Health Connector - Suicide and Self- Harm Dashboard 
This dashboard shows suicide and self-harm injuries in different ways and can be used to drive interventions at the local, regional, and state-wide levels and assist suicide education and prevention efforts which can be used to help understand more about the problems and issues that affect people living in New York State.

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
This toolkit assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. The toolkit includes tools to implement a multifaceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of student
s. (SAMHSA,2012)

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.

The Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY)
Operated by the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene with funding from the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH). they offer training and workshops for school personnel including Creating Suicide Safety in Schools, Suicide Safety for Teachers and Staff, and Helping Students at Risk for Suicide.  SPCNY also provides consultation to schools, school districts, professional organizations, and state and local agencies
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene with funding from the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH).

You Matter
You Matter is a safe space for youth to discuss and share stories about mental health and wellness, created and administered by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You Matter blog posts are written by a rotating Blogger Council of individuals between the ages of 13-24 that are passionate about suicide prevention and mental health.

See also

Mental Health

Trauma, Crisis, Disaster and Bereavement

Updated 9/29/19