Youth suicide isn't just an issue — it's a national crisis.

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.

By the numbers

20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition

37% of students with a mental health condition age 14 and older drop out of school—the highest dropout rate of any disability group

From early 2019 to early 2021, the number of E.R. visits for suspected suicide attempts by 12 to 17-year-old girls rose by 51%

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in youth ages 10-14

If you or someone you love or is struggling with suicidal thoughts or feeling hopeless, please call 988 to speak with someone now or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

Partnering to prevent youth suicide

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.

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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.

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American Association of Suicidology

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.

Partner-Provided Resource Kits

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.


AAS Youth Suicidal Behavior Resources

Youth across America are affected by suicide, be it in families, at school, or in their own lives.

Learn more ead The American Association of Suicidology's "AAS Youth Suicidal Behavior Resources"

Preventing Youth Suicide

Youth suicide is a serious problem, it is the second leading cause of death among school age youth.

Learn more read The National Association of School Psychologists' "Preventing Youth Suicide"

The Role of High School Teachers in Preventing Suicide

As a teacher, you have an important role to play. You have day-to-day contact with many young people.

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Model school district policy on suicide prevention

This document outlines model policies and best practices for school districts to follow to protect the...

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Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools

Suicide prevention experts agree that the most effective way to prevent suicide is to use a number...

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Signs Matter Training: Early Detection

Online Suicide Prevention Training for K-12 Educators. Early Detection will show educators how and when to...

Learn more read The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's "Signs Matter Training: Early Detection"

According to a recent survey from Morning Consult, nearly 90% of parents, teachers, and administrators support online educational technology that could help detect signs of a student considering harming themselves or others.

Source: Morning Consult. (2022). Edtech in schools: Creating safer digital learning environments [Data set]. Morning Consult.

How GoGuardian helps schools prevent suicide and self-harm

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.

Learn more about GoGuardian Beacon
Step 1


Beacon is deployed to any school-issued device and processes online activity.

Step 2


Beacon creates an alert when it detects concerning activity.

Step 3


Beacon notifies the right people, including staff, parents, and students and ensures that action is visible and trackable.