Teen Suicide: Developing a Plan for Prevention
This article notes that the increasing adolescent suicide rate requires purposeful, strategic responses from school staff & administrators. In effective schools, the entire staff understands proper steps in suicide prevention & all are part of a support network. To function preventatively, 6 steps for schools to consider are outlined. Suicidal warning signs are discussed. Schools must also be prepared to deal with tragedy. Guidelines for constructive communication with the media are outlined.