Educators must be ready to act when warning signs and risk factors are observed.

This series of videos discuss the actions that educators must take when they become concerned about a student’s behavior. The videos cover common myths about suicide and how to intervene when concerned about a youth.

The document below, After a Suicide a Toolkit for Schools, discusses how to manage and support schools when a death by suicide occurs.



  • Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)The Columbia Protocol, also known as the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask. The answers help users identify whether someone is at risk for suicide, assess the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauge the level of support that the person needs. Users of the tool ask people.
  • After a Suicide Toolkit for Schools