Teachers facing the suicidal behavior among adolescent students: Perceptions and interventions

This research sought to analyze the interventions of integrated high school teachers when they perceived suicidal behavior in students. Therefore, a field research was developed, with a qualitative approach and applied nature, with 12 permanent professors from a federal educational institution. Data were  collected using an electronic form (Google Forms) and analyzed through content analysis. […]

Evaluation of a suicide prevention program encompassing both student and teacher training components

Background: Although suicide prevention programs have been shown to change suicide-related knowledge and attitudes, relatively little is known about their effects on actual behavior. Aims: Therefore, the focus of the present study was on improving participating school staff’s practical and communication skills. Method: Suicide prevention workshops for students in grades 8-10 (N = 200) and a gatekeeper training program […]

Collaboration and cooperation systems to prevent suicide among children in Japan: Effective use of the Observe-Orient-Decide-Act loop

Suicide among school-age children is a serious issue in Japan, exacerbated by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Collaboration and cooperation between schools—where children spend much of their time—and medical/welfare services are indispensable. However, teachers are overworked, and intensified stress levels have led to high absenteeism. We propose the effective use of the Observe–Orient–Decide–Act (OODA) loop […]

Can we notice the suicidal warning signs of adolescents with different psychometric profiles before their death? Analysis of teachers’ reports

Background: This study aimed to analyze the suicidal warning signs of Korean students with different psychometric profiles based on teacher reports. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study based on Korean school teachers’ responses to the Student Suicide Report Form. In total, 546 consecutive cases of student suicide were reported from 2017 to 2020. After missing data […]

Effects of planned teaching programme on prevention of suicidal behavior of school students among school teachers

Background: Today India has a population of adolescents that is among the largest in the world. This is the generation, which will shape India’s future. Worldwide, suicide is among the top five causes of mortality in the 13 to 19 years of age group. According to world health organization, every year, suicide is committed by at […]

Korean teachers’ bereavement experience following student suicide: A phenomenological study

Background: Suicide is the leading cause of death in Korean adolescents and it exposes school teachers to the impact of student suicide. Aims: This study aimed to explore the bereavement experience of teachers following student suicide. Method: Using semistructured questions, five female teachers working at secondary schools in Korea were interviewed on their bereavement experiences. Data were analyzed using a […]

Power and control in the classroom: Understanding students’ disruptive behaviours

This article is part of a broader research study aimed at understanding the relation between students’ disruptive behaviours and teachers’ pedagogic practices and finding out reasons underlying that relationship. Theoretically it is based on Bernstein’s theory of pedagogic discourse. The study is centred on 4 students who were part of 2 Year 6 science classes […]

The association between school staff’s coping strategies following a student’s suicide, school climate, and previous experience with suicide

This article examines whether and to what extent school climate and previous experience of attempted suicide or suicide of someone close, affect the strategies adopted by Israeli school staff members in coping with a student’s suicide. Participants included 84 homeroom teachers, principals, counselors, and psychologists who work at schools where a student had died by […]

Educator’s views on suicide prevention in high schools and what they need

Background: Suicide is the leading cause of death among youth. Although school-aged youth are surrounded by educators and professionals, little is known about what educators want to know regarding suicide. Objective and design: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the perceived learning needs of high school educators in Northwestern Ontario (NWO) regarding suicide prevention […]

A systematic review of school-based suicide prevention interventions for adolescents, and intervention and contextual factors in prevention

Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among adolescents, globally. Though post-primary, school-based suicide prevention (PSSP) has the potential to be a key strategy for preventing adolescent suicidal thoughts and behaviours (STBs), there are persisting challenges to translating PSSP research to practice. Intervention and contextual factors relevant to PSSP are likely key to both […]

The teachers’ views on campus suicide prevention and mental health promotion: An online focus group study during COVID-19

Background: Suicide among adolescents and young adults is a worldwide issue. Students spend much time in school, and school teachers play a critical role in identifying warning signs of suicide and detecting students at risk of mental health problems. However, limited studies discussed the teachers’ perspectives on campus suicide prevention.Method: A qualitative study was conducted […]

Teachers as youth suicide prevention gatekeepers: An examination of suicide prevention training and exposure to students at risk of suicide

Background Teachers are important gatekeepers in suicide prevention for children and youth, yet little is known about factors that contribute to suicide prevention training effectiveness and the influence of student suicidality on teachers’ role as gatekeepers. Objective This study examined teachers’ attitudes and self-efficacy in suicide prevention including an examination of suicide prevention training and […]

The teacher expectations and values for suicide prevention scale: Confirmatory factor analysis and validation

Background: Teachers play a critical role in youth suicide prevention, yet few psychometrically sound instruments exist to measure teachers’ expectations and values regarding suicide prevention. Aims: This study examined the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Teacher Expectations and Values for Suicide Prevention (TEVSP) Scale. Method: The TEVSP was administered to 500 teachers in […]

Educator perspectives on Indigenous child suicide in Canada

Indigenous children are disproportionately impacted by suicide in Canada. Despite the severity of the crisis, limited research has been conducted on the phenomenon. The purpose of this research was to: (1) initiate some of the first conversations related to the factors contributing to this crisis and (2) discuss support that is needed within the classroom […]

“I wish I could have helped him in some way or put the family on notice”: An exploration of teachers’ perceived strengths and deficits in overall knowledge of suicide

This article examined teachers’ capacity to identify suicide myths and explored their perceived strengths and deficits in overall knowledge of suicide. One hundred twenty-nine teachers from 41 schools in Spain participated. Teachers showed moderately low suicide myth identification, holding misconceptions related to suicide verbalizations. They felt poorly informed, but acknowledged their strategic role and wanted […]

Youth suicide in Korea across the educational stages: A postmortem comparison of psychosocial characteristics of elementary, middle, and high school students

Background: Youth suicides have diverse characteristics according to the young people’s developmental stages. Warning signs and communication of suicidal intent can be vague among early adolescents, while mental health problems may be more evidently related to suicidal ideation in older adolescents. Understanding the developmental characteristics of youth suicide is necessary for effective suicide prevention. Aims: We explored the […]

Is gatekeeper training enough for suicide prevention?

While schools have the capacity to reach youth at-risk for suicide, there remains a gap between the number of youth with mental health issues and those who receive services. Accordingly, gatekeeper training programs, which teach community members signs of psychological distress and strategies to refer youth to mental health support, are often one component of […]

More than sad: Suicide prevention education for teachers and other school personnel

Developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel is designed to help educators better understand suicidal behavior in adolescents, including its causes, treatment and prevention. The program is built around two 25-minute DVDs: More Than Sad: Preventing Teen Suicide and More Than Sad: Teen Depression. (In the current program, Teen Depression is […]

Secondary teachers’ perceptions of their role in suicide prevention and intervention.

Teachers are identified as frontline participants in school-based suicide prevention efforts. However, their training and roles in these efforts are often not clearly defined. Because 25 states currently mandate suicide prevention training for teachers and 14 other states encourage this training, teachers’ perceptions about their role in suicide prevention are important to consider. As such, […]

Primary prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour for adolescents in school settings.

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of the range of school-based psychological or educational prevention programmes that are available to prevent suicide and suicidal behaviour in adolescents.

System constraints on efficacious teacher behaviours in school-based suicide prevention initiatives: A qualitative study of teacher views and experiences.

International concern about youth suicide has led to a growing consensus that schools are a potentially important location for suicide prevention efforts. The present study investigated the experiences and perceptions of teachers regarding a role in youth suicide prevention through semi-structured interviews which were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Three themes are reported which contribute […]

A systematic review of school-based interventions aimed at preventing, treating, and responding to suicide-related behavior in young people.

BACKGROUND: Suicide, in particular among young people, is a major public health problem, although little is known regarding effective interventions for managing and preventing suicide-related behavior. AIMS: To review the empirical literature pertaining to suicide postvention, prevention, and early intervention, specifically in school settings. METHOD: MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials […]

The role of teachers in school-based suicide prevention: A qualitative study of school staff perspectives.

In response to concerns over youth suicide, there has been an increase in school-based suicide prevention programs. However, we know little about teacher perspectives on school-based suicide prevention and mental health programs. This study examined teacher roles in the implementation of a district-wide suicide prevention program through focus groups and interviews with middle school teachers, […]