Assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. Includes tools to implement a multi-faceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students. Released in June 2012.
A Resource for School Personnel: This guide was created by The Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program, a SAMSHA sponsored effort. It includes a readiness checklist that expands on the one created by SAMSHA. It also includes many sample documents for prevention, intervention and postvention.
Created by the National Action Alliance, this is a framework for public messaging (e.g., posters, PSAs, social media, websites, etc.) to ensure that suicide-related messages are safe, strategic, positive, and in line with best practices.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center Best Practices Registry
The purpose of the Best Practices Registry (BPR) is to identify, review, and disseminate information about best practices that address specific objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. The BPR is a collaborative project of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). It is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Many of the best practice resources listed have to be purchased.
This is a guide created by the Services for Teens At Risk Center (STAR-Center), a comprehensive research, treatment, and training center. It contains recommended standards and procedures following the suicide of a member of the school community.