Policies and Protocols


  • Act 71 was passed in 2014 as House Bill 1559. The law requires every school district in Pennsylvania to adopt a set of policies and procedures for suicide prevention in their district and post this policy on the school website.  Visit the PAYSPI Act 71 page for information and  resources.


  • Pennsylvania General Assembly, House Resolution 980, “promoting youth suicide prevention education for all administrative, teaching and counseling personnel in all public and private high schools in Pennsylvania.”


  • Means Matter: Resources from the Harvard School of Public Health on lethal means restriction.