Youth suicide prevention education


Type:  Training
Author:  Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP)
Publisher:  Crisis Clinic

These curricula, originally developed by YSPP (Youth Suicide Prevention Program) are geared toward elementary, middle, and high school students. They are now disseminated by Crisis Clinic in Seattle, Washington. Riding the waves, geared toward 5th graders, is a resilience-building program that takes an upstream approach. Look listen link teaches middle school student through role play, interactive exercises about anxiety, depression, stress and how to manage them in their own lives and assist others who may be experiencing the same issues. They are also introduced to suicide prevention and how to assist a friend. H.E.L.P. (Helping Every Living Person) is appropriate for grades 9-11. It teaches coping skills for stress and anxiety as well as suicide intervention skills to assist a friend who may be thinking about suicide.

Populations:  Youth, Children Ages 12 and Younger, Adolescents
Settings:  Schools, Middle School, High School
About Suicide:  Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
Planning and Implementing:  Education and Training
Strategies:  Identify and Assist, Life Skills and Resilience