Year: 1992 Source: School Safety Update, (November 1992), p.5 SIEC No: 19950294

Poland discusses how a supportive response from a guidance counsellor or teacher may deter the adolescent thinking about suicide. School staff are advised that they can help in a number of ways including: listening & hearing, taking talk of suicide seriously, trusting their own judgment if they think a student may be suicidal, taking action, & notifying the school counsellor or psychologist if they are aware that a student has previously attempted suicide. A key to prevention is communication.