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