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Preventing Suicide: Information and Resources

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 10- to 24-year-olds, and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey found that 16 percent of students in grades 9–12 reported seriously considering suicide.

What can you do to help?

  • NEA members should familiarize themselves with suicide prevention resources and information available to school personnel
  • Determine whether your state or school district provides training opportunities for school personnel to identify students in need and respond appropriately
  • Use available resources to advocate for state, district and/or school board policies that support suicide prevention training programs for school personnel
  • Learn more on the NEA Healthy Futures Advocacy Resources for Suicide Prevention web page
  • Learn the warning signs for suicide (click here)

Click here for more information and resources on preventing suicide from NEA Healthy Futures.

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