SAMHSA Releases School Toolkit for Suicide Prevention

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 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 available free online.

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