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Suicide Prevention Resources: September is Suicide Prevention Month (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


Suicide Prevention Guidelines for Virginia Public Schools 2020

The best way to prevent suicide is to use a combination of efforts that work together to address different aspects of the problem. The key components are:

  • Promoting emotional well-being and connectedness among all students. Social supports and connections are key protective factors against suicide;
  • Identifying students who may be at risk for suicide and assist them in getting help; and
  • Being prepared to respond when a suicide death occurs through postvention.

Overview of Resources Provided on Suicide Prevention Resources Page:

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Suicide Intervention
  • Postvention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255),


Office of Student Services


Behavior Mental Health Professional Resources Social/Emotional