Content tagged with: suicide

Combatting Social Isolation: It Starts With Hello

Students and teacher walking in school hallway

Start With Hello Call-to-Action Week: February 8 – 12, 2016 At every school and in every community there are children who feel like they have no friends and quietly suffer through each day – especially at lunchtime, recess and other moments where friends gather together.

Save Lives: Prevent Suicide

Suicide is a leading cause of death for teenagers.

Anytime we lose a young person to suicide is one time too many. Did you know that suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24? It’s worse than that, though. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found in a nationwide survey of students… Read more »

Advocacy Resources for Suicide Prevention

How To Use This Page These resources and talking points have been compiled so that NEA members can promote effective suicide prevention programs and appropriate professional development at the state level and advocate for model policies (state legislation, school board resolution, etc.) in their school districts. Please feel free to use any of this information when… Read more »

Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices, and it is integrally linked to our physical health. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood…. Read more »