The Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey The YRBS is conducted as part of a national effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor health-risk behaviors of the nation's high school students. These behaviors, in turn, result in the most significant causes of both mortality and morbidity during youth and adulthood.

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

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