Mental Health + Trauma Informed Care

Preventing Teen Suicide in Response to '13 Reasons Why'

Sensationalizing and glamorizing suicide can cause an influx in suicides. The hit show, "13 Reasons Why" brings the important topic of suicide prevention up, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) addressed effective ways to talk youth about this serious topic. In addition to the article, this page also offers information and additional resources on suicide prevention.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those impacted by suicide. Explore AFSP's website and learn how they encourage a culture that’s smart about mental health. Read real life stories, advocate for suicide prevention, connect to a local AFSP chapter, and discover new resources for your program, school, family, and community.

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Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices

This is a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent suicide.

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom Resource Guide for Educators

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network introduces, “Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators.” This resource is intended to help educators understand how they might address the interplay of race and trauma and its effects on students in the classroom.

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The Children's Center

The Children's Center provides comprehensive mental health care to enhance the emotional well-being of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. The website offers information on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, autism, developing relationships, supporting children isolated due to COVID-19, and setting goals.

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SAMHSA- Coping with Traumatic Events: Resources for Children, Parents, Educators and Other Professionals

Emotional distress can happen before and after a crisis. This article outlines coping strategies for dealing with traumatic events and disasters.

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