Creating a Modern Youth Suicide Awareness & Prevention Program for Your District
Understand the critical elements needed to address & reverse alarming youth suicide trends.
When it comes to increased rates of youth suicide and suicidal ideation, numbers don’t lie.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among adolescents.
Nearly all of the indicators of poor student mental health, suicidal behaviors, and thoughts have increased from 2011 to 2021.
More students are dying by suicide than by cancer, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, the Flu, and chronic lung disease combined.
In February 2023, Navigate360 announced significant increases in alerts on self-harm and harm to others among other alarming data. Across more than 33 million online school and social media alerts, the data show alerts related to self-harm are up 51% year-over-year, compared to the 25% increase year-over-year in alerts related to weapons and harm to others. Additionally, more than 4,000 anonymous tips per week are coming into school tip lines, with the most common tips related to self-harm and weapons.
With these alarming trends, the need for a modern districtwide suicide awareness, prevention, screening and case management program has never been so vital.
This resource discusses how districts can create these programs to reverse alarming rates of youth suicide.