National Suicide Prevention month is highlighted in September. And while educators and parents can’t—and shouldn’t—act as mental health professionals, they can advocate for students and their children. They can help create schools and communities where all children know they’re valued and loved and where support is available if students find themselves in crisis.
The following links provided by Teaching Tolerance, an educational resource from the Southern Poverty Law Center, gives parents and teachers a place to start.
Please share and support organizations that work with young people on issues of race, bullying, discrimination, abuse and suicide in your community. We hope these resources will help.