Texas suicide safer schools

Date: 2015
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Report
Author:  Poland S, Poland D.
Publisher:  Texas Department of State Health Services and Mental Health America of Texas
State:  Texas

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This report is designed to assist Texas educators to know the incidence of youth suicide and to recognize schools have the ability to increase suicide awareness, increase protective factors, build resiliency in students and very importantly to intervene and get help for a suicidal student by employing a system-wide approach that includes all stakeholders. It is intended to clarify the role of the schools and increase not only awareness of youth suicide but to help schools increase their collaborative efforts as part of the Zero Suicide Model.

Populations:  Youth, Children Ages 12 and Younger, Adolescents
Settings:  Schools, Middle School, High School, Behavioral Health Care
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Risk and Protective Factors, Warning Signs
Planning and Implementing:  Overview of Suicide Prevention, Partnerships and Coalitions, Policy and Legislation, Education and Training, Communications and Outreach
Strategies:  Overview of Strategies, Identify and Assist, Gatekeeper Training, Screening and Assessment, Effective Care/Treatment, Postvention, Reduce Access to Means