Suicide Pre & Postvention

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in children in 10-14. It is the 2nd leading cause of death for those ages 15-19. When a suicide death affects your school or community organization, people are often confused, sad, and scared. Here are some resources to help you with responding to individuals and the larger community. 

Resources from The Dougy Center

Tip Sheet - After a Suicide Death

Podcast - Ep. 71: How Schools Can Help When Someone Dies of Suicide

Workbook - After A Suicide

Other Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

Education Week: After a Student Suicide - How Schools Should Respond


Crisis Lines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Chat Available)

1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line

Text CONNECT to 741741

CALL 877.968.8491

TEXT teen2teen to 839863

(Available 4 - 10 pm PST)

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+)

1.866.488.7836 (Text & Chat Available)



En Español


Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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