Youth Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
The Trevor Lifeline
A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBT youth.
Although adults don't often know about it, many Wisconsin youth experience symptoms of depression, think about suicide, make plans to die by suicide, and even make a suicide attempt each year. Wisconsin continues to have one of the highest youth suicide rates in the nation. This web page provides information and resources for youth suicide prevention to school staff, administrators, school boards, and other members of the school community.
Click on one of the topics listed below to learn more.
- Data about youth suicide in Wisconsin and the U.S.
- Wisconsin laws addressing youth suicide prevention and intervention, including Required Annual Notice of Youth Suicide Prevention Resources
- Web-based suicide prevention training for all school staff (Gatekeeper Training)
- Student programs
- Youth suicide prevention/intervention/postvention strategies
- Suicide prevention screening resources
- Recommendations for school or community memorials
- Resources from other organizations