Let’s talk about suicide prevention.

Adolescence is a time of change, when young people may experience stress from many sources, including relationships with friends and family members or problems at school. As children grow into teenagers, it becomes more challenging for adults to know what they’re thinking and feeling.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 youth aged 13 to18 experiences a severe mental health disorder at some point during their lifetime. Depression is the leading cause of suicide, which is also the second leading cause of death for U.S. youth ages 10 to 24. When ignored, these disorders can lead to life-threatening consequences.

When do the normal ups and downs of adolescence become something to worry about?

It's important to learn about the factors that can put a teen at risk for suicide. The more you know, the better you'll be prepared for understanding what can put your child at risk.

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Grant Halliburton Foundation believes education is the first step to overcoming mental health barriers and stigma in our communities. Stigma surrounding mental health often prevents people from seeking appropriate help. We cannot ignore the need for knowledge and education surrounding mental health. Annually, Grant Halliburton Foundation trains more than 35,000 students, educators, parents, and professionals across North Texas on topics like depression, suicide prevention, bullying, and resilience.

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After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
provides step-by-step guidance, templates, and resources all in one place. It is a vital resource to help school administrators and crisis teams plan for and implement appropriate postvention strategies to facilitate communications, support grieving students and staff, identify at-risk individuals, and more.

Coming Together to Care: A Prevention and Postvention Toolkit
This Toolkit provides a wealth of information, data, and resources related to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention important in our quest to reduce deaths by suicide.

Preventing Suicide: The Role of High School Teachers
This toolkit is designed to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in the school community.


 
 
 
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