The factors leading to self-harm and suicide among children are complex. That's why we're committed to working with psychologists, researchers, and other experts to build solutions that work.
If you or someone you love is struggling with suicidal thoughts or feeling hopeless, please call 1-800-273-8255 to speak with someone now or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), established in 1987, is the nation’s largest suicide prevention organization. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. As a Student Wellness Advisory member for GoGuardian, AFSP counsels the product team on critical decisions, and provides no-cost training to GoGuardian schools to help prepare them for Beacon implementation.
Founded in 1968, AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers. As an official Advisory Partner to GoGuardian, AAS provides resources for school officials using GoGuardian tools to help prevent self-harm and teen suicide.
1 in 5 kids have seriously considered suicide¹
8.6% of 9-12th grade students have attempted suicide one or more times in the last 12 months¹
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24¹
Suicide rate for teen girls is at its highest point in 40 years⁴
Nine out of ten teens who report symptoms of depression say they have gone online for information on mental health issues.⁵
4 out of 5 teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs¹
GoGuardian Beacon is a suicide prevention tool built just for schools. It is designed to help you discover which students are silently suffering, based on their online activity and behavior.
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GoGuardian is proud to work closely with leaders in the fields of child psychology, suicide prevention, and school counseling, to develop solutions and recommendations for school officials using GoGuardian tools.
Use these tools to help create action plans around student suicide prevention, so your school is ready if you receive a Beacon self-harm notification.
Youth across America are affected by suicide, be it in families, at school, or in their own lives.Learn more
This sheet contains a list of websites with suicide prevention resources for teens—for those who make...Download the PDF
As a teacher, you have an important role to play. You have day-to-day contact with many young people.Download the PDF
This document outlines model policies and best practices for school districts to follow to protect the...Download the PDF
Suicide prevention experts agree that the most effective way to prevent suicide is to use a number...Download the PDF
Online Suicide Prevention Training for K-12 Educators. Early Detection will show educators how and when to...Learn more
Resources for school administrators, including teachers, counselors and school psychologists.Learn more
AFSP has chapters all over the country to deliver education programs to schools, workplaces, and communities near you.Learn more
Youth suicide is a serious problem, it is the second leading cause of death among school age youth.Learn more