All Mental Health Resources
The federal government identified additional resources that highlight strategies for school safety. Use these resources to learn more about mental health.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Department of Health and Human Services
This program offers 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. The corresponding webpage provides additional resources and information for strengthening suicide prevention and mental health crisis services.
Suicide Prevention Guidelines for Virginia Public Schools
These guidelines provide information to assist local school boards in revising policies to help prevent suicide and procedures to intervene when suicidal threats are present, and how to manage the crisis response when a death by suicide occurs in the school community.
School-based Suicide Prevention: Promising Approaches and Opportunities for Research
Department of Health and Human Services, January 2022
This webinar shares new and innovative practices in school-based suicide prevention, focusing on risk identification, follow-up, and referral for additional services for high-risk youth.