Youth-led Video on Suicide Prevention in Schools
Even before COVID-19, 1 in 3 Colorado high school students said they felt sad or hopeless. Now, teens need support from school staff more than ever before. Partners for Children’s Mental Health in collaboration with the Mental Health Youth Action Board (YAB) at Children’s Hospital Colorado has developed youth-led video on suicide prevention in schools that would drive home a message in a powerful, memorable, and authentic way.
This video will now be incorporated into the trainings delivered as part of PCMH’s efforts to increase the capacity of Colorado high schools to effectively identify, intervene, and support students at risk for suicide. The aim is that school professionals — from counselors to coaches to teachers — will feel encouraged to approach students and start a conversation about how they’re doing.
Resources: Discussion Guide
Partners for Children’s Mental Health has also created a discussion guide to help school administrators and leaders discuss the video with staff after sharing it.
If you have questions or want to learn more, reach out to the PCMH team at firstname.lastname@example.org.