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Links for Youth Suicide Prevention
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National & State Suicide Prevention Plans


Strategy 1: Public Education Campaigns


Strategy 2: Reduce Access to Lethal Means 


Strategy 3: Educate Youth and Young Adults About Suicide Prevention

  • RESPONSE is a comprehensive high school-based program that increases awareness about suicide among high school staff, students and parents. All of the program components are designed to heighten sensitivity to depression and suicidal ideation, as well as offer response procedures to refer a student at risk for suicide. Best Practice Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Washington State Youth Suicide Prevention Program Toolkit www.yspp.org


Strategy 4: Reduce Harassment in Schools and Communities

  • Oregon House Bill 3403 (71st Oregon Legislative Session, 2001)
    Mandates School Districts to Adopt Policies Against Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying

Strategy 5: Media Education



Strategy 6: Education for Professionals


Strategy 7: Gatekeeper Training (Suicide Intervention Training) 


Strategy 8: Implement Screening & Referral

  • Project CARE (Counselors-CARE). Contact: Brooke Randell, C-CARE Program Director, Univ. of Washington, 206-543-4418
  • Screening/Assessing Students: Indicators and Tools (pdf) 

Strategy 9: Increase Effectiveness of Crisis Hotlines


Strategy 10: Enhance Crisis Services


Strategy 11: Establish and Maintain Crisis Response Teams (Schools)


Strategy 12: Improve Access to Behavioral Health Care


Strategy 13: Skill Building Support Groups for Youth


Strategy 14: Support Suicide Survivors

  • The Dougy Center (Portland, OR)- Healing for Grief for Children, Youth, and Families.


Strategy 15: Follow-up for Suicide Attempters


Data Sources, Evaluation, & Research


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