Year: 2003 Source: Tampa, FL: Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, 2003. p.6c.1-6c.10 SIEC No: 20041212

Part C of a chapter regarding intervention strategies, this document, entitled “Responding to a Suicidal Crisis,” explores a variety of methods for responding effectively to suicidal crises in schools. Appropriate actions to take when a student is threatening or actually attempting suicide are outlined. Checklists for assessing & responding to various levels of risk are also provided. An inventory of important considerations when evaluating a school’s ability to effectively intervene with a student potentially at risk for suicidal behavior is also provided. (39 refs)