Administrators' Guide to Addressing and Preventing Suicide
“I’m not an expert on suicide prevention. I don’t even know much about mental health at all.”
It's true that educational leadership programs don’t prepare teachers and administrators to help students cope with mental health issues, yet you are in schools every day with students who have experienced trauma, students who have mental health conditions, and students who are in despair. You have the opportunity — and the responsibility — to help them.
This guide features expert insight on student mental health and suicide prevention to help you and your colleagues prepare for the unique challenges facing your students and your schools.
3 Key Points:
Overcoming common misconceptions about suicide
Current facts and figures about teen suicide
What school leaders can do to address suicide ideation in students