Do you want to help? The more you know about suicide prevention, the more you can help save lives. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has created community presentations that increase awareness and teach participants to look for warning signs and how to get help.
AFSP Chapters across the U.S. are hosting virtual Talk Saves Lives presentations in December and January. Find one in your area or a date and time that works for you and register today!
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.