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Teen 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.

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.

Partnering to prevent youth suicide

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.

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.

Teen Suicide & Self-Harm: By the Numbers

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 years

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

  1. 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)” CDC. 2015
  2. Suicide Rates*,† for Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Sex — United States, 1975–2015” CDC. 2017
  3. Figure 2. Reported use of online health resources, by depressive symptoms” Hopelab. 2018

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.

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Step 1

Monitors

Beacon monitors students’ school-issued Chromebooks and Windows devices.

Step 2

Alerts

Beacon creates an alert when it detects concerning activity.

Step 3

Notifies

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

Partnerships & Collaborations

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.

"The student was clearly reaching out for help,
and we were able to get them help."

Rob Adams
Superintendent | Redding School District

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Listen to the “All Things Considered” story on NPR about how GoGuardian can help prevent suicide.

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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

AAS Youth Suicidal Behavior Resources

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

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SpRC

Suicide Prevention Resources for Teens

This sheet contains a list of websites with suicide prevention resources for teens—for those who make...

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SPRC

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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ASCA

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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SAMHSA

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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AFSP

Signs Matter Training: Early Detection

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

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AFSP

Bring Suicide Prevention to your School

Resources for school administrators, including teachers, counselors and school psychologists.

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AFSP

Suicide Prevention Education Programs

AFSP has chapters all over the country to deliver education programs to schools, workplaces, and communities near you.

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NASP

Preventing Youth Suicide

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

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