Suicide is a difficult topic for both students and teachers, but it shouldn’t be ignored. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the number of high school students who said they’d seriously considered suicide has increased 25 percent since 2009. When students exhibit warning signs of suicide, they are at an increased risk for suicide within a short period of time—often within days, hours, or even minutes.
This printable checklist is adapted from Hazelden Lifelines Trilogy, a school-wide suicide prevention program, to help teachers identify warnings signs of suicide. Distribute it during your next staff meeting as a step toward suicide prevention at your school. Click the orange button below to save and print your free printable checklist.