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NAMI - Ending the Silence

Ending the Silence is a fifty-minute in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school and middle school students. Students can learn about mental illness directly from family members and individuals living with mental illness themselves. Students will learn about the biological basis and impact of mental illness on youth well, as concrete ways to use this knowledge. Topics include the signs and symptoms of mental illness, recovery and coping strategies, ways to seek help for themselves or a friend, and more.


Spread the word about suicide prevention, and show how we can all take action and make an impact in someone’s life. Share #BeThe1To’s 5 action steps, as well as resources, tips and messages throughout National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond. Learn about each step and why the steps are effective here.

Second Wind Fund

Second Wind Fund believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they need. They match children and youth at risk for suicide with licensed therapists in their communities. If a financial or social barrier to treatment is present, we pay for up to 12 sessions of therapy from one of our specialized network providers. Our unique program helps referred youth discover hope and healing in their lives.


1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)


National Association of School Psychologists Preventing Youth Suicide—Tips for Parents and Educators

This webpage describes the risk and resiliency factors related to suicide, warning signs of suicide, ways to respond, and the role of the school in suicide prevention.

13 Reasons Why

This website’s parent section provides information to help you talk with your teens about suicide or the death of a friend by suicide. It includes a link to the video Not My Kid: What Every Parent Should Know, which features eight parents from culturally diverse backgrounds asking two experts common questions about youth suicide.

Suicide Prevention: Facts for Parents

This information sheet focuses on suicide among high school students and how parents and high schools can help prevent it.

Cómo pueden los padres OBSERVAR ESCUCHAR AYUDAR
(How Parents Can LOOK LISTEN AND HELP: Youth Suicide Is Preventable)
Oregon Youth Suicide Prevention Program

This Spanish-language webpage discusses your role as a parent in recognizing changes in your child’s behavior that may indicate he or she is at risk of depression or suicide. It also outlines how you can intervene to prevent a crisis and obtain help. This information can be downloaded as a brochure, and an English-language version can be ordered by e-mail.