Helping Your Loved One Who Is Suicidal: A Guide for Family and Friends
SAMHSA just published this guide for family and friends. It’s a quick read. Please download and save it in case you need it someday.
Topics covered include:
1. Understanding Suicide
2. Recognizing Warning Signs and Taking Action
3. Helping Your Loved One During and After a Crisis
4. Additional Crisis Resources
To learn about suicide prevention for schools, read
A Culture of Caring: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Schools (K-12) was created as a resource for educators who want to know how to get started and what steps to take to create a suicide prevention plan that will work for their schools and districts. It is written from my perspective as a school principal and survivor of suicide loss, not an expert in psychology or counseling. I hope that any teacher, school counselor, psychologist, principal, or district administrator can pick up this book, flip to a chapter, and easily find helpful answers to the questions they are likely to have about what schools can do to prevent suicide.