Expert Insights on Youth Suicide Awareness & Prevention in K-12 Schools
Current Youth Suicide Trends and the Critical Role Schools Play in Awareness and Prevention Efforts
The issue of youth suicide is not only crucial, but dire. And unfortunately, time is of the essence, because children’s lives literally depend upon it.
According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)’s most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) the second leading cause of death among adolescents is suicide. The study also reveals that nearly all of the indicators of poor student mental health, suicidal behaviors and thoughts have increased from 2011 to 2021.
With students going back to school after a global pandemic and constantly evolving triggers and outside influences growing, schools must be proactive when it comes to developing effective suicide awareness programs and prevention techniques.
It's clear that suicide prevention solutions are needed now more than ever, and what you know can save a life.
Download this eBook now and get expert insights from Dr. Scott Poland, a national suicide awareness and prevention expert regularly recognized for his work in school safety, youth suicide, self-injury, bullying, school crisis prevention, and intervention.
The expert insights in this eBook will help you better understand:
What is fueling youth suicide trends
How to recognize the warning signs of youth suicide, including prevention steps educators and other school staff can take with students exhibiting suicidal behavior
Why effective youth suicide awareness and prevention programs are so important in schools today