Suicide

Read: Tabletop Exercise 11: Student on School Roof Threatens Suicide

Tabletop Exercise 11: Student on School Roof Threatens Suicide

A substitute teacher informs an administrator that one of her students climbed onto the roof and is threatening to jump if anyone attempts to make contact. What should they do?

Read: School Counselor Shortages by State and Its Impact on Students

School Counselor Shortages by State and Its Impact on Students

Mental health care provider and school counselor shortages are significantly impacting children as they struggle with their mental health at alarming rates.

Read: Schools Increasingly Turn to Online Therapy to Address Student Mental Health Crisis

Schools Increasingly Turn to Online Therapy to Address Student Mental Health Crisis

Telemedicine makes mental health services more accessible to lower-income students as well as students in rural areas.

Read: Violent Online Groups Extort Minors to Self-Harm and Produce Child Sexual Abuse Material

Violent Online Groups Extort Minors to Self-Harm and Produce Child Sexual Abuse Material

The groups target minors between the ages of 8 and 17 years old, especially LGBTQ+ youth, racial minorities, and those struggling with mental health issues.

Read: So, You Want To Be A Threat Assessment Manager?

So, You Want To Be A Threat Assessment Manager?

If you are starting a behavioral threat assessment unit, here are seven strategies that have worked for me so far.

Read: Wisconsin ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’ Tip Line Received Record Number of Tips Last Year

Wisconsin ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’ Tip Line Received Record Number of Tips Last Year

Despite the 95% increase in anonymous tips received by “Speak Up, Speak Out,” Wisconsin lawmakers continue to refuse to fund it for next year.

Read: 5 Policies Proven to Reduce LGBTQ Student Suicide Risk and How Many Schools Actually Have Them

5 Policies Proven to Reduce LGBTQ Student Suicide Risk and How Many Schools Actually Have Them

A Trevor Project study found LGBTQ students with access to at least one school-related protective factor had 26% lower odds of attempting suicide.

Read: 2 Dead in Murder-Suicide at Columbus State University

2 Dead in Murder-Suicide at Columbus State University

Both victims were students at the school and were found dead in and next to a vehicle.

Read: Utah District Agrees to Pay $2M to Family of Bullied Student Who Died by Suicide

Utah District Agrees to Pay $2M to Family of Bullied Student Who Died by Suicide

The family alleged their daughter, who was Black, was constantly bullied by her classmates because of her race, disabilities, and her family’s homelessness.

Read: 5 Ways Schools Can Encourage Students to Report Threats

5 Ways Schools Can Encourage Students to Report Threats

CISA and the U.S. Secret Service share new guidance on how K-12 schools can encourage student bystander reporting of threats and other concerning behaviors.

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