School Resources

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Here is where you can find valuable school resources for your school community.  Please feel free to link your school or organization website to our page.  This is a great tool for your students, teachers and staff, parents and community, and trusted adults visiting your page.

You’ll find resources on a variety of subjects for your benefit.  Whenever there is a possibility of suicidal ideation, professional help should be our first responsibility.  Never try and be the hero and solve these problems on your own or without the help of a mental health professional.

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Understanding Teens and Self-Harm

Parenting Teens

  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey – Click Here

  • How to develop a strong relationship with your teen – Click Here

  • Tips for Parents to Stay Involved – Click Here

  • Perfectionism: Teens Fear of Failure – Click Here

  • The Momo Challenge: The Successor of The Blue Whale Challenge – Click Here

Teen Issues . . . Teen Life

  • How to Raise Self-Esteem: 30 Seconds a Day – Click Here

  • Self-Improvement for Teens: How to be your best everyday – Click Here

  • Netflix hit series, 13 Reasons Why: My Take

  • 2018 High School Commencement Speech: Graduates of the Class 2018

  • High Speaker Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden visits this small Texas School Community rocked by Hurricane Harvey and Two Tornadoes. Watch Video

  • On the loss of Linkin Park’s Chester Pennington – Click Here

  • Bullying: Why it happens and How to Deal – Click Here

  • Depression: Take a Quiz – Click Here
  • At-Risk Youth . . . Aren’t All Our Kids At-Risk Today – Click Here

  • A Simple Way to Make Better Life Choices – Click Here

Teen Suicide & Mental Health Advice

The links contain information about suicide.  Facts, statistics, and general information are covered in the following links. For more information regarding youth suicide, please contact us.

After an Attempt

The following links contain information regarding what a person can or should do after a suicide attempt.  There are many actions and words that can be detrimental to a person who has recently attempted suicide.  It is important to be supportive of someone who has attempted suicide.  Certain people close the person who attempted may be in need of support, as well.

Grief and Loss

It is normal for suicide survivors to experience grief and loss after the death of a loved one.  There are many forms of grief and people cope differently.  The links below provide information for a myriad of people who may be affected by suicide loss.

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Drugs, Alcohol, And Opioid Use

24/7 Drug Rehab: Their community offers a unique perspective on lifelong recovery and substance use prevention, empowering others through stories of strength and courage. From people in active recovery to advocates who have lost loved ones to the devastating disease of addiction, our community understands the struggle and provides guidance born of personal experience. 24/7 HELP . . . Call 855-486-4770.


The links below contain information about bullying, cyberbullying, and how to protect children.

Mental Health Issues

Estimates say 90% of people who attempt suicide have an underlying mental health issue – Depression.  Depression is one of the leading causes of suicide attempts.  The links below will give you information regarding mental health issues and how some of them relate to children or adolescents.  The articles listed below were written by Federal and private institutions.

Substance Abuse

Alcohol and drug use, which clouds judgment, lowers inhibitions, and worsens depression, are associated with 50-67% of suicides.  Substance abuse can be a stressor on a young person which can contribute to a youth’s anxiety and unhappiness.  This may increase the likelihood of a suicide attempt.


As parents, we want to do everything that we can to protect our sons and daughters.  Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young people in our nation.  The good news is that suicide is preventable.  The links below will provide information about talking with your children, childcare, and parenting practices.


The relationships between a young person and their peers and parents are vitally important to their mental well-being.  Having a strong support structure can deter suicide attempts in youth.  Healthy relationships, engagement, and connectedness are discuss in the articles that follow.


The following links contain information about various other subjects from several different sources.

The Jason Foundation

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is an educational organization dedicated to the awareness and prevention of youth suicide. JFI believes that awareness and education are the first steps to prevention. We want to establish a Triangle of Prevention by providing students, parents and teachers/youth workers the tools and resources to possibly identify and help at-risk youth. This is accomplished through a series of programs and services that focus on information about the awareness and prevention of youth suicide. A description of the JFI programs and services are available here. Below is a listing of other resources that may be helpful.

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