Schools are key stakeholders in suicide prevention. There are more potential identifiers of a youth at risk of suicide in a school setting than any other. School faculty and staff are well positioned to observe students behavior and to act when a student is suspected to be at risk of suicide.
The Virginia Department of Health is currently working with schools in Virginia on implementing the following trainings and school based programs:
Other school-based suicide prevention programs can be found through the Suicide Prevention Resource Centers Best Practice Registry.