Culture of Caring

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There are Ways You can Intervene

There are ways you can intervene to help prevent someone from acting on thoughts of suicide. Suicide is largely a preventable cause of death, and you are more able to help prevent it than you might think.

You don’t have to be a mental health professional to learn how.

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