Information for Schools
- 13 Reasons Why Resources: SPRC’s Grantee and State Initiatives Team has pulled together the following short list of key resources that may help you in supporting schools, parents, and communities, as well as key information on safe and effective ways of messaging about suicide risk and prevention as you and your partners respond.
- Aevidum’s goal is to create a positive mental health environment, a culture of “I Got Your Back” in schools and communities across the nation by forming Aevidum chapters and by empowering youth. The Aevidum message is delivered creatively through a series of student-generated materials, interactive displays, high-energy assemblies, community events, music, artwork, stories, and PSAs, etc.
- The SPRC Resources and Programs Page is a searchable repository which provides information on several types of suicide prevention programs, such as education/training, screening, treatment, and environmental change. One of the steps in a strategic approach to suicide prevention is to find programs and practices that address the risk and protective factors that you will be targeting. This page will help you find sources of programs and practices and use these sources effectively.
- Suicide in Schools: A Practitioners Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention: Utilizing a multi-level systems approach, this book includes step-by-step guidelines for developing crisis teams and prevention programs, assessing and intervening with suicidal youth, and working with families and community organizations during and after a suicidal crisis. (Please note that Dr. Erbacher is on the Executive Committee of PAYSPI and Dr. Singer is on the PAYSPI Advisory Board. No proceeds from the sale of this book go to PAYSPI.)
- Healthy Minds Network: This network serves as a resource for secondary and higher education administrators, researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and the public. Based at the University of Michigan, HMN is led by a multi-disciplinary team of scholars from public health, education, medicine, psychology, and information sciences, many of whom are affiliated with the University’s Comprehensive Depression Center.
- Jana Marie Foundation empowers young people, especially young women in their teens, to make positive choices, practice self-respect and maintain healthy relationships by providing opportunities for personal growth and self-expression. Through active community engagement and programs like The Stompers Project® and Candid Conversations video series, JMF works to promote mental health and prevent suicide in schools and communities.
- The Minding Your Mind Foundation leads initiatives that reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues among adolescents in middle school, high school and college. Their outreach programs enlighten students, families and educators about the warning signs of mental health issues that are so often masked by adolescent behavior. By promoting open dialogue at school and at home, these programs encourage young adults and families to seek the appropriate help.
- Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide: Started in 2006 by two fathers who had lost teenaged children to suicide. Core values: Passionate commitment to the value of life; belief in the effectiveness of evidence-based suicide prevention strategies; dedication to removing public stigma about suicide; conviction that accurate information and education about suicide can save lives. Includes sections for teens, parents and educators.