FOR EDUCATORS | SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF TEEN SUICIDE
As an educator, we know you often identify students in your classroom who, for one reason or another seem vulnerable or at risk. But how do you know if what you're seeing is part of the normal ups and downs of adolescence or something more severe?
The strategies we suggest for addressing your concerns are simple:
- When you observe changes in a student's behavior, pay attention.
- If the changes concern you, talk with the student if you're comfortable doing so.
- Feel free to consult your school's resources staff about your observations.
Your role in youth suicide prevention is critical—staff who have been educated and have an awareness of youth suicide are a school's greatest prevention resource!
SPTS has developed a two-hour suicide awareness training program. For more information about this and our other training materials, please contact us:
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, Inc. (SPTS)
110 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728