Grades: 9-12 (typically a 9th grade health class)
The Signs of Suicide High School Program is an evidence-based program that has been nationally recognized for it’s effectiveness in reducing suicide attempts in teens. It builds off of the helping skills from Signs of Suicide Middle School Program: Time to ACT and teaches students the specific signs of suicide and how to help those who are considering suicide using ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell). Students are screened for depression using the Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression (BSAD) and connected with counselors for follow-up. Each student also has the option to self-refer to a counselor in order to discuss any concerns they may have for themselves or a friend.
For information on these programs contact the Suicide Prevention Program Manager at Helpline – Sarah Lee Jefferson firstname.lastname@example.org