Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for school-age youth nationally and the 2nd leading cause of death in 10-19 year-old youth in Florida (2017). According to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey http://www.floridahealth.gov/statistics-and-data/survey-data/florida-youth-survey/youth-risk-behavior-survey/index.html, 14% of Florida high school students self-reported having seriously considered attempting suicide and 11% reported having made a plan to attempt suicide in the previous 12 months.
To assist with your efforts, we have attached some resources that can be shared with parents, educators, and students.
The Student Support Services Project website lists a variety of suicide awareness and prevention resources, including FDOE-approved youth suicide awareness training materials, at http://sss.usf.edu/resources/topic/suicide/index.html.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and resources at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Youth Suicide Warning Signs https://www.youthsuicidewarningsigns.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center at http://www.sprc.org/13-reasons-why
Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide https://www.sptsusa.org, all provide resources for parents and educators.