NYS Guide for Suicide Prevention for School Personnel
This NYSED Guide is designed as a companion to the New York Office of Mental Health's A Guide for Suicide Prevention in New York Schools. It is intended to provide schools with customizable resources and knowledge to prevent, identify and act when a student is at risk of suicide.
Data Sites for Statistics on Suicide
NYS Department of Health- NYS Health Connector - Suicide and Self- Harm Dashboard
This dashboard shows suicide and self-harm injuries in different ways at the local, regional, and state-wide levels and assists suicide education and prevention efforts.
Resources to Educate and Communicate About Suicide Prevention
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools (Second Edition)
This toolkit can 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. (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), Education Development Center (EDC) 2018)
CDC Suicide Prevention Webpage
Contains statistics, fact sheets, and resources to assist in the prevention, including 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 2019)
Provides resources for youth, high schools, and transition-age students around suicide prevention and mental health.
Help A Friend In Need: Guide for Facebook & Instagram
This guide assists teen and young adult Facebook and Instagram users in identifying potential warning signs that a friend might be in emotional distress — and gives tips on how to help them. (Jed Foundation)
NYSCSH Notification Poster What You Say In Here Stays in Here
This 8.5 X 11-inch printable poster can be printed and displayed to make students aware of school staff members' responsibility to share information that could result in harm to self or others according to school policies (NYSCSH 10/2020).
Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention: Model Language, Commentary, and Resources
Outlines model policies and best practices for school districts to follow to protect the health and safety of all students. ( 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. 2019)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 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 students (SAMHSA June 2012)
Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth
The goal of this guide is to provide interventions to treat for suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts among youth. It provides research on implementation and examples of the ways that these recommendations can be implemented. (SAMHSA, December 2020, 54 pages)
Suicide Prevention Center of NYS
Operated by the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene with funding from the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), SPCNY offers training and workshops for school personnel including Creating Suicide Safety in Schools, Suicide Safety Training for School Staff, and Helping Students at Risk for Suicide. SPCNY also provides consultation to schools, school districts, professional organizations, and state and local agencies.
- Suicide Prevention In The Classroom
Trifold brochure provides a brief overview of key points for teaching suicide prevention in the classroom. (Suicide Prevention Center of NYS)
- What Every Teacher Needs To Know: Recognizing Suicide Risk in Students
Trifold brochure that reviews the FACTS warning signs for suicide risk and the role of the teacher in suicide prevention. (Suicide Prevention Center of NYS)
- Got5 Challenge Flyer
Schools across NYS can Support students' mental health and suicide prevention by joining Got5 Challenge. (8/27/21)
- Got5 Challenge
Email and Social Media template (10/12/21)
- Suicide Prevention In The Classroom
The Trevor Project
Provides suicide prevention and crisis services to LGBTQ youth.
Provides a safe space for youth to discuss and share stories about mental health and wellness, created and administered by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. There are youth pages and other resources on the website. It is part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website.
Page Updated 9/9/22