Calling all middle and high school students (ages 13+) and staff in California to get trained in suicide prevention! If you are an employee working in any public middle or high school in California, you are eligible to complete this training at no cost. Middle and high school students and staff take the same training program. Students who complete LivingWorks Start are eligible to earn 90 minutes of community service hours. This training is sponsored by California Assembly Bill 1808.
CASEL’s mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school.
A listing of resources to help school districts address the need for youth suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention, including a model youth suicide prevention policy for local educational agencies (LEAs).
Teen Mental Health provides mental health literacy information, research, education and resources.
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
CalMHSA helps fund, develop, and implement mental health services and educational programs at the state, regional, and local levels.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides information about suicide, including risk factors and warning signs, statistics and treatment, and how to report about it responsibly.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12–18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or is in crisis.
The Directing Change Program and Film Contest was launched as a demonstration initiative as part of Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement.
Grit X was Developed by The Young Adult and Family Center at the University of California at San Francisco. Grit X is a collection of tools to help young adults inspire grit, learn how to find resilience, and be able to tell their own stories, their own way.
The MY3 app will help you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide.
A suite of programs designed to allow educators to empower teens with an introduction to mental health, depression-literacy, help-seeking and what it takes to promote good mental health. Focused on grades 4-12, these no-cost, skills-based programs use diverse teen voices to spread awareness and reduce stigma.
Depression Education & Suicide Awareness (Ideal for grades 8-12): A deeper discussion about depression and suicide along with a strong focus on help-seeking and good mental health.
Angst is an INDIEFLIX original documentary designed to open up the conversation around anxiety, helping people understand and manage their symptoms, and when to reach out for help. The plug-and-play mental health support program for students, parents and teachers combines the classroom-period length Angst documentary with a discussion guide, tip sheet, classroom exercises and a library of support links and materials. Delivered virtually to both virtual and hybrid classrooms in English or Spanish, as well as to parents and families at home.
The Safe Zone Project (SZP) is a free online resource providing curricula, activities, and other resources for educators facilitating Safe Zone trainings (sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education sessions), and learners who are hoping to explore these concepts on their own.
produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Public Broadcasting System [PBS], NOVA 2004
by Lauren Greenfield (2006)
by Emily Halban (2008)
by Marva Hornbacher (1998)
by Andrew Walen (2014)