Depression / Suicide
Most children and teens experience feelings of sadness, but depression is different. Children and teens who are depressed may have difficulty in school, at home and with peers. If left untreated, depression may lead to high risk behaviors, use of drugs or alcohol and even suicide. And depression can impact school performance. Find out more about depression and suicide.
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The Schools Suicide Prevention Guide outlines best practices for school districts in New York State (NYS), to help protect the health and safety of all students and to guide school districts in developing policies and procedures to prevent, assess the risk of, intervene, and respond to youth suicidal behavior.
The Psychological First Aid brochure for teachers and students. "Listen, Protect, Connect" - Model & Teach the steps of PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID for students after a disaster, school crisis, or emergency. These steps can help students bounce back more quickly.
SPRC is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.