Suicide prevention refers to efforts to prevent suicide from occurring. This may include training and education (for students, staff, caregivers, and the wider community), universal screening, and promoting and maintaining a positive school climate.
A comprehensive school-based suicide prevention program will utilize various approaches and should not rely on one prevention method. Rather programs should implement and maintain numerous prevention strategies in order to effectively prevent adolescent suicide.
The Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide, University of South Florida
SAMHSA Issue Brief: Suicide Prevention in Schools, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Trevor Project Model School Policy, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American School Counselor Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists
K-12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention, HEARD Alliance
Preventing Youth Suicide, National Association of School Psychologists
Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents and Educators, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)