Youth Warning Signs Provides information for youth, health care professionals, parents and caregivers and gatekeepers.
Trends in the Prevalence of Suicide-Related Behaviors National YRBS: 1991-2013 The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. It is conducted every two years during and provides data representative of 9th through 12th grade students in public and private schools.
Emergency Department Visits for Drug-Related Suicide Attempts Involving Antidepressants More Like to Result in Follow-up Care among Adolescents from the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, 2012.
National Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention (BPR) The purpose of the BPR is to identify, review, and disseminate information about best practices that address specific objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
CAST Program (Coping and Support Training) Consists of twelve, 55-minute sessions facilitated by an adult who works well with at-risk youth and who is trained to implement the CAST program.
Lifelines Curriculum: A Comprehensive Suicide Awareness and Responsiveness Program for Teens This is a whole-school program made up of three unique components: Lifelines: Prevention, Lifelines: Intervention, and Lifelines: Postvention.
Reconnecting Youth: A Peer Group Approach to Building Life Skills A school-based prevention program for students ages 14-19 years that teaches skills to build resiliency against risk factors and control early signs of substance abuse and emotional distress. RY targets youth who demonstrate poor school achievement and high potential for school dropout.
A Public Health Approach to Children's Mental Health: A Conceptual Framework, 2010 from the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development.
Suicide screening in schools, primary care and emergency departments A report from the National Institute of Health (NIH), 2009
Enhancing Pediatric Mental Health Care: Strategies for Preparing a Community a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Mental Health, 2010
Better Support Needed for Suicidal People on the Internet a University of Queensland Australia study, 2009
Clinical Report - The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families from the American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011
Suicide and Bullying an SPRC Issue Brief, 2011
Cyberbullying and Suicide a research summary from the Cyberbullying Research Center, 2010
Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth: A Workshop for Professionals Who Serve Youth A free workshop kit to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. From the SPRC.
Preventing Suicidal Behavior among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth: Developing LGBT Cultural Competence an agency assessment from the SPRC
Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth from the SPRC, 2008
Support for Transgender Youth is More Important than Ever from NYACyouth.org
Suicide and American Indian/Alaska Native Youth
American Indian Life Skills Development/Zuni Life Skills Development A school-based suicide prevention curriculum designed to reduce suicide risk and improve protective factors among American Indian adolescents 14 to 19 years old.
Alcohol and suicide among racial/ethnic populations - 17 States, 2005 - 2006
Suicide and Rural Youth
Preventing Youth Suicide in Rural America: Recommendations to States from the SPRC, EDC and STIPDA, 2008
Well Aware Newsletter: Schools are an important venue for suicide prevention. While Wisconsin law requires schools to educate students about suicide prevention (see Section on DPI Resources) there are many real and perceived barriers to doing so, from fears of litigation to the incredible demands of the many things that schools are being asked to do. In order to address these concerns head on, Mental Health America of Wisconsin (then the Mental Health Association of Wisconsin) partnered with the WI Department of Public Instruction and Point de Vue communications to create a series of newsletters for school administrators, making the case for school-based mental health suicide prevention, addressing concerns and providing examples of best practices. These newsletters can be accessed here and utilized by local communities in their efforts to support school-based suicide prevention.
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