“I’m not an expert on suicide prevention. I don’t even know much about mental health at all.”
We hear those words over and over when working with school personnel across the country. With suicide affecting our schools at alarming rates, we must address this problem.
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, have mental health conditions, and are in despair. You have the opportunity — and the obligation — to help them.
What you know could save a life.
3 Key Takeaways from this Presentation:
Current facts and figures about youth suicide
How to overcome common misconceptions about suicide
What school leaders can do to address suicide ideation in students