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

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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.

Teen Suicide & Self-Harm: By the Numbers

Stat: 1 in 5

1 in 5 kids have seriously considered suicide1

Stat: 8.6%

8.6% of 9-12th grade students have attempted suicide one or more times in the last 12 months2

Stat: Second Leading Cause of death

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-243

Stat: Highest in 40 years for girls

Suicide rate for teen girls is at its highest point in 40 years4

Stat: 9 of 10 Teens

Nine out of ten teens (90%) who report symptoms of depression say they have gone online for information on mental health issues.5

Stat: 4 out of 5

4 out of 5 teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs6

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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Monitors

STEP 1

Monitors

Beacon monitors students’ school-issued Chromebooks and Windows devices

Alerts

STEP 2

Alerts

Beacon creates an alert when it detects concerning activity

Notifies

STEP 3

Notifies

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

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

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

Rob Adams

Superintendent
Redding School District

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.

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.

Resources for School Administrators and Staff

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

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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AAS Youth Suicidal Behavior Fact Sheet (2015)

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

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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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Youth Suicide Fact Sheet based on 2015 Data (2017)

In 2015, 5,491 youth age 15-24 died by suicide and suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death for

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Join Our Advisory Committee

We're committed to helping all students reach their full potential in life. That's why we're partnering with the leading researchers, psychiatrists, and counselors in the field of teen suicide and depression, to help schools identify and prevent harmful behavior before its too late.

If you or your organization is working in this field, and is interested in partnering with us, please let us know using the link below!