Suicide prevention experts agree that the most effective way to prevent suicide is to use a number of complementary strategies. They recommend using a multifaceted approach in which specific components may be implemented in a particular sequence. Our Teens for Life Program (TFL) aims to provide a “full circle of care” for the student who may be at risk for suicide.
Teens for Life: Youth Curriculum for Middle School and High School Youth
Our classroom-based youth suicide prevention workshops for middle school and high school youth enhances a young person’s ability to identify a peer who may be in crisis and encourage them to find help for a friend.
Teens for Life: School Gatekeeper Training for School Staff
A school community knowledgeable about suicide prevention begins with each and every individual who is a part of that community. The reluctance of youth to seek out helpful adults is considered to be a risk factor, however, research has shown that contact with helpful adults may be considered a protective factor for a variety of troubled youth (Prevention Division of the American Association of Suicidology, Guidelines for School Based Suicide Prevention Programs, 1999). Workshops provided include:
- Early Identification and Referral: Youth Suicide Prevention for Teachers
- Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Suicide
- Youth Suicide Assessment and Intervention for School Mental Health Counselors
- Crisis Response for Schools After a Suicide
- Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Assessment and Intervention for School Mental Health Counselors
- Upstream Youth Suicide Prevention
Teens for Life: School Gatekeeper Training for Parents
Vital to a teen’s mental health wellness is a strong and supportive network at home. While most young people are resilient and healthy, family plays an important role in being aware of the early signs and symptoms when their child may be experiencing mental health issues.
- Bullying, Cyber-bullying, and Suicide
- Fostering Teen Mental Health and Wellness
- Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Parent Information