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SAMHSA Releases School Toolkit for Suicide Prevention

May 24, 2011

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Suicide Prevention Research Center has released, "After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools." The toolkit describes common warning signs and causes of suicide, provides best practices on suicide prevention in schools, and provides information about how a school should respond when a suicide has occurred. Topics include crisis response, helping students cope, working with the community, social media, bringing in outside help, and more.

The toolkit is free and available online.

Resources:

Download the toolkit at http://www.sprc.org/library/AfteraSuicideToolkitforSchools.pdf.

 

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