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.
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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
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.
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.Download the PDF
Model school district policy on suicide prevention
This document outlines model policies and best practices for school districts to follow to protect the...Download the PDF
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
Suicide prevention experts agree that the most effective way to prevent suicide is to use a number...Download the PDF
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.