Culture of Caring

Joss and Liz

My Story

The idea of a person taking their own life used to make me sad, so I just didn't dwell on it. Suicide is a tough topic to talk about. I thought it was one of those things that happened to other people and didn't directly affect me. Until it did.

Advocating and Spreading Awareness: Fighting Suicide in Honor of My Son
by Theodora Schiro

Published by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in February 2021.

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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.

Theodora Schiro