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Teacher’s Guide to Suicide Prevention

This course is designed to provide Career and Technical instructors with an overview of how to support students at risk of suicide or who are influenced by suicide. Topics are designed to enhance awareness of risk factors and warning signs, increase sensitivity to stigma surrounding mental health emergencies and suicidality, and facilitate prevention through referral resources. Instructors will learn to identify signs and symptoms of at-risk students, while developing a deeper understanding of adolescent suicidal behaviors, especially those experienced by vulnerable populations. The course concludes with strategies to guide instructors on how and when to obtain appropriate assistance for students in crisis.