Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention
Pursuant to TEC §38.351 Section (b) and Sub-section (c-4) each school district may select programs related to this area of mental health promotion and intervention, substance abuse prevention and intervention, and suicide prevention for appropriate implementation in the district. Resources related to this area and component of school mental health help school staff recognize students at risk of suicide and intervene effectively by providing referrals or access to effective interventions to a parent or guardian as well as after an event that may increase suicide risk for students (e.g., a suicide attempt or death of a peer). Resources regarding suicide postvention are critical for school staff to know what to do following a suicide death to help students and staff cope with the loss and prevent additional tragedies that may occur.
To view resources on this component of school mental health you can visit the new Texas School Mental Health Website for the Mental and Behavioral Health Recommended Evidence-Based Programs and Research-Based Practices Repository. This repository is updated as resources are reviewed and approved.
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Julie Wayman, Mental/Behavioral Health Director
Tammy Genke, Project A.W.A.R.E State Coordinator
Ashton Millet, Education & Program Specialist- Project A.W.A.R.E