Suicide

Publications and Tools
Publications and Tools
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PDF Icon After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
An online toolkit developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) to assist schools responding to a suicide or other death in the school community. The toolkit provides key ...

Website Icon Each Mind Matters
California’s Mental Health Movement, whereby hundreds of organizations and millions of individuals work together to create a California where Each Mind Matters. Visit the website to get informed, join the movement, read the blog & connect, and view ...

Website Icon Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature
A full research monograph of work by the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida. In this document you will find a detailed summary of the science of implementation. The study of the findings of research ...

Website Icon LACOE Youth Suicide Prevention Project (YSPP)
Suicide prevention website for schools in Los Angeles County. A variety of resources are provided for students, school staff and parents, including prevention hotline phone numbers, information about suicide (text and video) and downloadable ...

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 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 ...

PDF Icon The Role of High School Mental Health Providers in Preventing Suicide
A factsheet supporting steps school psychologists and school counselors can take to reduce suicide risk in students. Topics include facts about suicide risk among high school students, identifying and responding to warning signs, appropriate ...

PDF Icon The Role of High School Teachers in Preventing Suicide
A fact sheet supporting the role a teacher plays in student mental wellness and suicide prevention. The factsheet explores the teachers ability to promote a students feeling of connectedness resulting in academic achievement and healthy behaviors. ...

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 Walk in Our Shoes
Visitors to the site are treated to a unique interactive environment for mental wellness for both youth and adults. Designed for ages 9 to 13 this site gives visitors an opportunity to learn more about mental wellness including facts, myths, mental ...

Website Icon Youth Suicide Prevention and Student Mental Wellness Series Online Courses
Developed with support from the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) for the Region 11 K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative, these no-cost course modules are designed for teachers, administrators, nurses, and district and school ...

PDF Icon 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Goals and Objectives for Action
Document contains facts about suicide prevention, mental illness and resources from a national perspective. Goals and objectives outline strategies at the federal, state, and local levels. Document is produced by the U.S. Department of Health and ...

PDF Icon American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Card: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness
Those serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities can enhance their own cultural competence using the guidelines provided in this manual provided by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Regional ...

Website Icon American School Counselor Association
Numerous resources are featured on this website dedicated to the success of students in school. The site includes webinars on assisting students in crisis. These resources can be located by following the resource link on the home page in the article ...

Website Icon An Educator’s Guide to Children’s Mental Health
The Minnesota Association for Childrens Mental Health provides free fact sheets for educators. Childrens mental health disorder specific fact sheets in both English and Spanish for preschool and the childhood years are included. The fact sheets ...

PDF Icon Behavioral Health Barometer, SAMHSA
One of a series of State and National Reports that provide a snapshot of the state of behavioral health in the Nation. This resource is an excellent guide and planning tool for local districts to compare data and plan for trends. This array of ...

Website Icon California Department of Education Mental Health Resource Page
Provides strategies, resources, and training in psychological and mental health issues, including coping with tragedy, crisis intervention and prevention, school psychology and suicide prevention.

Website Icon California Department of Education School Safety Resources
The California Department of Education's Safe Schools web page offers a list of available training opportunities, resources and technical assistance to help establish school/community environments that are physically and emotionally safe, well ...

Website Icon California Department of Health Services – Suicide Prevention Program
Website features information related to strategies for suicide prevention, stigma and discrimination reduction and fact sheets. The California Health Care Office of Suicide Prevention provides support with technical assistance, data, coordination of ...

Website Icon California Healthy Kids Survey
A California statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors and risk behaviors of students in grades 5, 7, 9 and 11. The survey features three main domains: Physical Health, Safety and Social Emotional Health. Data is collected for each domain ...

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 Directing Change Student Video Contest 2014
High school students create a 60-second public service announcement video as part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and promote mental health and wellness. Cash prizes are awarded to ...

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 ...

PDF Icon Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence
The guide is designed to support schools in creating safer learning environments. It includes sections on Crisis Planning and Preparation, During a Major Crisis and After a Crisis. A full range of collaboration for safer schools is encouraged.

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 ...

PDF Icon Information for Faith-Based and Community Leaders
Mental health is an essential part of overall health and well-being. Increasing awareness of mental health issues and making it easier for people to seek help will take partners working together in the community. This 4-page document provides ...

PDF Icon Instant Help for Teens Who Self-Injure
Specific strategies used in treatment are identified in this fact sheet that clarifies myths and misconceptions of self-injury. Sections on What Parents Need to Know, What Teachers Need to Know and The Dos and Donts of Communicatng are included. ...

Website Icon Kidsdata.org
Serving as a gateway to comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California, this website makes it easy to monitor trends and pinpoint disparities. Users can easily find shareable data from more than 35 trusted public ...

Website Icon Know the Signs
Know the Signs is a statewide social marketing and media campaign designed to prepare Californians to prevent suicide by encouraging them to know the warning signs for suicide, find the words to offer help when they are concerned and access local ...

Website Icon Kognito At Risk for Middle School Educators
A one-hour online self paced professional development program for teachers who work with students in grades 7-9. Designed to help educators identify, approach, and refer students who are exhibiting signs of psychological distress like depression, ...

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 ...

PDF Icon Mental Health: A Guide to Action
Created by students with the support of the Teen Mental Health component of the Sun Life Foundation, this resource is intended to be a youth friendly guide for youth. The intent is to promote mental wellness. With a focus on being used by youth this ...

Website Icon More Than Sad
A program of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that provides education about factors that put youth at risk for suicide, in particular depression and other mental disorders. A set of materials designed for the education of teens is ...

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 National Association of School Psychologists
The Association is focused on helping children achieve their best in school, at home and in life. There are a number of resources to support schools with mental wellness in addition to strategies for coping with school violence or a crisis. Some ...

Website Icon National Institute of Mental Health
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health page of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website features a wide array of free resources including publications, tools and study results. The Institute focuses on transforming the understanding ...

Website Icon Network of Care California
The website hosts a service directory highlighting local resources for 37 counties in California. A learning center is available at each countys link to educate, inform and provide access to information on topics including physical and behavioral ...

Website Icon Rachel’s Challenge
Site is dedicated to supporting positive school climate for students by bringing awareness to issues of bullying, isolation and despair. “Rachel's Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to ...

PDF Icon Responding to Crisis at a School
Resource aid outlines school crisis intervention, responding to crisis in schools and strategic guides for responding to crisis. Addressing specific areas of concern such as "Community and Gang Violence" and "Recommendations for the Support and ...

PDF Icon Safeguarding Our Children: An Action Guide
An action guide to help administrators, communities and family members create safe, connected and supportive environments in schools. The guide details strategies to build a school-wide foundation, respond to early warning signs, and for the ...

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 Suicide Prevention and Self Injury Webinar
60 minute webinar on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention in schools.Host is Richard Lieberman, MA, NCSP, CalMHSA K-12 Initiative, Los Angeles County Office of Education. Prevention = training staff, crisis team, and training ...

Website Icon The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
This web site combines information on key school health issues with guidance on organizational and financing challenges. High-quality school health programs are highlighted as the most direct, efficient ways to assure that all children get the help ...

Website Icon The FIRE Within: Youth Entrepreneurs Preventing Suicide
A program for high school students to learn about teen suicide, research causes, find prevention strategies, and develop a plan to prevent suicide. Uses a combination of Junior Achievements Be Entrepreneurial and Carson J. Spencer Foundations The ...

PDF Icon Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers
This fact sheet helps parents and teachers recognize common reactions children of different age groups (preschool and early childhood to adolescence) experience after a disaster or traumatic event. Offers tips for how to respond in a helpful way ...

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 ...