Suicide

Programs and Practices
Programs and Practices
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Website Icon Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST is intended to support caregivers of many types in the development of skills to respond knowledgeably and competently to persons at risk of suicide. The crisis intervention training program is developed by Living Works who support a network ...

Website Icon esuicideTALK
A 1 to 2 hour web-based training, esuicideTALK is an exploration in suicide awareness. Each individual participant has the opportunity to explore attitudinal issues about suicide and find their own role they can play in preventing suicide ...

Website Icon Mental Health First Aid
MHFA is a course for adults designed to improve knowledge and modify attitudes and perceptions about mental health and related issues, including how to respond to individuals who are experiencing one or more acute mental health crises. Training is ...

Website Icon National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, this is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more ...

Website Icon Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)
School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support is a framework for achieving improved academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. It guides intervention at the school and district level by a structure to support the adults and students ...

Website Icon Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
Produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services, the, “Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools” is made available to support schools in ...

Website Icon QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention
A 1-2 hour training for parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, and community service workers so they recognize and respond to warning signs of a suicide crisis. Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) are the three steps taught ...

Website Icon safeTALK
Approximately a 3 hour training in how to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and to respond with assistance in obtaining first aid resources. Training includes video clip examples, discussion, and practice simulations. The training is ...

Website Icon SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program (SOS)
A school-based suicide prevention program that addresses suicide risk and depression, while reducing suicide attempts. The program can be implemented for high school, middle school, and booster programs. Students are taught to identify symptoms of ...

Website Icon Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Comprehensive website featuring educational resources for the awareness and prevention of suicide, including information about mood disorders, screening, training for educators, videos and print materials, and more. To assist schools following a ...

Website Icon TeenScreen
A voluntary mental health screening to identify at-risk youth, address issues of mental illness and help to connect teens with needed services as an early intervention to prevent suicide. Sites make connections with local clinical resources and ...

Website Icon Typical or Troubled?™ School Mental Health Education Program
American Psychiatric Foundation web link describing how adults can identify when an adolescent or young teen is experiencing typical “growing pains” or a more serious mental health problem. Includes facts about teen mental health, warning signs to ...

Website Icon Youth Mental Health First Aid
YMHFA is designed to improve knowledge and modify attitudes and perceptions about mental health and related issues, including how to respond to youth who are experiencing one or more acute mental health crises. The course focuses on the unique risk ...

Website Icon American Indian Life Skills Development
A school-based program that addresses the need for support for American Indian youth ages 13 to 17 who are at a higher risk of suicide. Founded in the Zuni Life Skills Development curriculum it focuses on 28 to 56 lesson plans including ...

Website Icon California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
This site provides information related to selected child welfare programs. Programs featured on the site are being used in California to promote child and family well-being. Resources are listed by topic areas including behavior management, parent ...

Website Icon Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
Housed at the University of Colorado Boulder, the CSPV disseminates information/resources, offers technical assistance and conducts research related to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence. The website provides a ...

Website Icon Eliminating Barriers to Learning
The purpose of this training is to eliminate barriers to learning by understanding and addressing mental health issues in the school environment. EBL is based on five modules focused on student wellness by supporting adults understanding of mental ...

Website Icon Fix School Discipline
Produced by the Public Counsel of California this website contains a toolkit to support and guide schools in addressing discipline and creating positive climates for student learning and wellness. Numerous resources are listed and specific ...

Website Icon Good Behavior Game (GBG)
GBG is a classroom-based behavior management strategy for elementary school teachers to use along with a school's standard instructional curricula. Teams and rewards are used to socialize children to the role of student and reduce aggressive, ...

Website Icon Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is focused on providing Native communities with the tools and information to develop suicide prevention programs. IHS provides culturally appropriate information related to suicide prevention and mental wellness for ...

Website Icon Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A)
An outpatient treatment for student’s middle school - high school who are suffering from mild to moderate depression. Improved relations with adults and school personnel combined with pro-social problem solving skills resulting in the relief of ...

Website Icon LEADS: For Youth (Linking Education and Awareness of Depression and Suicide)
A 3-hour, classroom-based, high school curriculum designed as a component of a schools suicide crisis management program. Program goals are to increase students knowledge of depression and suicide, modify students perceptions of depression and ...

Website Icon Lifelines Curriculum
A suicide awareness and prevention program for students ages 13-17. Designed to help students identify at-risk youth, respond appropriately and take action to seek help. This is the curriculum component of a comprehensive, schoolwide program that ...

Website Icon Living Works
The primary focus of Living Works is improving helper competencies to intervene with persons at risk of suicide. Five programs are featured at the website. Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST), safeTALK, suicideTALK, esuicideTALK, and ...

Website Icon Mental Health America
MHA, the leading advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.The site ...

Website Icon Multisystemic Therapy With Psychiatric Supports (MST-Psychiatric)
A program for adolescents (9-17) with behavioral problems and co-occurring mental health symptoms. Assists parents and caregivers in addressing mental health symptoms, suicidal, homicidal or psychotic behaviors, substance abuse and family relations, ...

Website Icon National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI California is an organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. NAMI staff and members advocate for lives of quality and respect, without discrimination and stigma, for all constituents. They ...

Website Icon Parenting With Love and Limits (PLL)
Group and family therapy to deal with children with moderate to severe emotional and behavioral problems and co-occuring problems such as alcohol or drug use, chronic truancy, etc. The program also has been used with teenagers with less extreme ...

Website Icon Reconnecting Youth: A Peer Group Approach to Building Life Skills
A school-based prevention program that teaches life skills in a positive peer group to build resiliency against risk factors and control early signs of substance abuse and emotional stress. Targeted for students with high dropout potential because ...

Website Icon Ripple Effects Whole Spectrum Intervention System
A computer-based program for students that has 140 topics for 6-12 year olds and 390 topics for 13-17 year olds. Topics can be customized for the individual student and address social-emotional competencies such as assertiveness, decision-making, ...

Website Icon Sources of Strength
Universal suicide prevention program for 13-18 yr olds using student leaders to deliver peer messages, lead activities, and carry out classroom activities. Activities designed to reduce suicide, increase students' acceptance of help from appropriate ...

Website Icon Teaching Kids to Cope (TKC)
Targeted for 12-18 year olds with depressive symptoms or suicidal ideation as a group treatment. Participants are taught skills to decrease depressive symptoms and increase coping skills to deal with stressful events in their lives. Topics include ...

Website Icon UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools
The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools offers a number of resources and tools as well as a program clearinghouse and publications to support schools in creating environments for social emotional wellness and academic success. They also have an ...