Suicide is currently the second leading cause of death for youth, ages 10-14, and the third leading cause of death for youth 15-24 according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC, 2022). Awareness is one of the most critical steps to prevention. This starts by talking about suicide with our youth, recognizing warning signs, and understanding risk factors. The National Association for School Psychologists (NASP) offers tips for parents and educators on risk factors, warning signs, what to do, and reminders. Together, families, educators, and community partners can support our students and save thousands of lives.
The Suicide Prevention manual details best practices for schools regarding suicide response and needs. View helpful tips for parents and educators on risk factors and warning signs.