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YOUTH SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION RESOURCES

A variety of youth suicide prevention resources have been developed by GLS team members and our partners for schools and community members. We will update this page as more information becomes available. If you would like more information, use the form at the bottom of the page to contact us.

School Resources - General

Act 71 Information

This page contains information on Act 71, suicide prevention policies, and training for school teachers & staff.

This page contains information on Act 71, suicide prevention policies, and training for school teachers & staff.

School Suicide Prevention Policies and Procedures

The GLS team is available to provide consultation and technical assistance to school administrators and staff to develop and/or revise school policies and procedures.  State and national model policies are available on Prevent Suicide PA’s Act 71 …

The GLS team is available to provide consultation and technical assistance to school administrators and staff to develop and/or revise school policies and procedures.  State and national model policies are available on Prevent Suicide PA’s Act 71 page, and a webinar for school administrators on considerations for suicide prevention policy development is also available on the Act 71 page, as well as on the Suicide Prevention Online Learning Center.

A webinar of cyber school suicide prevention policy and procedures is coming soon.

Administrator Guidance Document on Suicide Prevention

This document utilizes the 13 Reasons Why series as one example of media/pop culture portrayal of youth suicide to help schools have a proactive approach to school-based suicide prevention.

This document utilizes the 13 Reasons Why series as one example of media/pop culture portrayal of youth suicide to help schools have a proactive approach to school-based suicide prevention.

Crisis Text Line Flier

This flyer may be used within schools, behavioral health agencies and other health care settings, and throughout the community to promote Crisis Text Line (741-741) and Pennsylvania’s unique keyword, “PA.”

This flyer may be used within schools, behavioral health agencies and other health care settings, and throughout the community to promote Crisis Text Line (741-741) and Pennsylvania’s unique keyword, “PA.”

Suicide Prevention/PBIS Integration

This document includes a visual depiction of how suicide prevention activities may be situated across the three tiers of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and highlights the overlapping goals and strategies.

This document includes a visual depiction of how suicide prevention activities may be situated across the three tiers of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and highlights the overlapping goals and strategies.

School Resources - Student Programs

Resource Guide: Youth Suicide Prevention Education Programs for Students

These documents are a compilation of youth suicide prevention educational programs.  They provide an overview about each program, as well as information about the target audience, duration, cost, training requirements, and contact information.

These documents are a compilation of youth suicide prevention educational programs.  They provide an overview about each program, as well as information about the target audience, duration, cost, training requirements, and contact information.

Jana Marie Foundation's Mind Matters Course

Mind Matters is a two hour interactive course designed to help 6th‐12th grade students identify sources of stress and practice a variety of techniques to help build mindfulness, hardiness and a positive mindset.

Mind Matters is a two hour interactive course designed to help 6th‐12th grade students identify sources of stress and practice a variety of techniques to help build mindfulness, hardiness and a positive mindset.

Aevidim Suicide Prevention Curriculum - Little Aevidum

At the elementary level, the concept of Aevidum helps to teach about the importance of caring for each other and empowers students to find their own strengths and life gifts, allowing them to learn about what makes each of them special and unique.

At the elementary level, the concept of Aevidum helps to teach about the importance of caring for each other and empowers students to find their own strengths and life gifts, allowing them to learn about what makes each of them special and unique.

Aevidum for Middle and High Schools

Created by a team of school counselors, principals, teachers, and psychiatrists this curriculum provides information on the topics of mental health, suicide, depression, anxiety, stress, being a good friend, self-esteem, and where to go for help.

Created by a team of school counselors, principals, teachers, and psychiatrists this curriculum provides information on the topics of mental health, suicide, depression, anxiety, stress, being a good friend, self-esteem, and where to go for help.

Community Resources

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Resources

Information and resources for dissemination during the month of September, however, much of the information contained in these documents is relevant year-round.

Information and resources for dissemination during the month of September, however, much of the information contained in these documents is relevant year-round.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Information for Parents and Families

Jana Marie Foundation’s Candid Conversations is a series of on-line video resources produced to help parents and caregivers deal with the mental, emotional and physical health concerns of young people.

Jana Marie Foundation’s Candid Conversations is a series of on-line video resources produced to help parents and caregivers deal with the mental, emotional and physical health concerns of young people.

Crisis Text Line Flier

This flyer may be used within schools, behavioral health agencies and other health care settings, and throughout the community to promote Crisis Text Line (741-741) and Pennsylvania’s unique keyword, “PA.”

This flyer may be used within schools, behavioral health agencies and other health care settings, and throughout the community to promote Crisis Text Line (741-741) and Pennsylvania’s unique keyword, “PA.”

Contact The GLS Team

If you, or someone you know, is in Emotional Distress or thinking about Suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or contact Crisis Text Line by texting "PA" to 741-741.

To learn more about the project and how to get involved, please contact

Perri Rosen, PhD, NCSP | Project Director, Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Department of Human Services | Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health

T: 717-772-7858 [office]
T: 717-303-4611 [mobile]
E: c-prosen@pa.gov

This site was funded under award SM061750 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Prevent Suicide PA, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Additionally, the Garrett Lee Smith grant team does not specifically endorse any one model or program related to suicide prevention.