Year: 2013 Source: Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress & Coping.(2007).12(1):31-42. DOI:10.1080/15325020600757839 SIEC No: 20130629

Because high school faculty have infrequently been asked their views about high school suicide, 167 high school teachers from five high schools in four school districts were administered a questionnaire that asked about a variety of issues related to suicide and high school students, including the nature of the problem, risk factors, and solutions. Results indicated that a significant percentage of faculty appear uninformed about high school suicide, including what action to take when a student is at risk, although 61% of the sample felt suicide to be a problem for high school students. The need for increased education of high school teachers about the issue of suicide is discussed.