Kentucky Center for School Safety's New Emergency Management Resource Guide has a section on
Hinting, writing, or talking about suicide is a call for help and must be taken seriously. When confronted with a situation in which life-threatening behavior is present, immediate mobilization of all appropriate resources is paramount. Under such conditions, commitment to student confidentiality is superseded by the need to initiate life saving interventions.
Safe and Effective Messaging for Suicide
This document offers evidence-based recommendations for creating safe and effective messages to raise public awareness that suicide is a serious and preventable public health problem. The following list of “Do’s” and “Don’ts” should be used to assess the appropriateness and safety of message content in suicide awareness campaigns.
The Kentucky Center for School Safety has trained educators that can provide the QPR Gatekeeper training, at no cost to your school district. There is a 15 person minimum and 30 person maximum requirement for each training to occur. This training can teach anyone, regardless of your role, suicide warning signs and basic intervention steps to help save a student's life from suicide. The training has been approved for EILA credit and can be scheduled with your school and/or school district by completing the technical assistance training application and fax to Don Martin at 502-695-0823 or email to email@example.com
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources for
In response to new Kentucky legislation regarding suicide prevention training and awareness for middle school and high school staff and students, the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities has prepared information about programs, training and materials. Visit Kentucky Cabinet for Heatlh and Family Services website
Suicide Prevention Program
The purpose of this page is to provide information. It is NOT intended to be used for crisis prevention or intervention, or as a substitute for seeking professional help. The Commonwealth of Kentucky and its Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities provide no guarantee of the accuracy of, nor warranties of any kind related to, the material provided by external entities. Use of this information is at the sole risk of the user. Visit Kentucky Cabinet for Heatlh and Family Services website
QPR Training The Kentucky Center for School Safety has partnered with the Kentucky Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Ky Suicide Prevention Group to provide QPR training that is being implemented as the state model for suicide prevention. QPR is an acronym for Question, Persuade, & Refer. This model teaches persons to recognize the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs associated with depression, suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior. Follow link for more information on QPR Training . The training will teach individuals: Quality suicide prevention training to diverse audiences, The four fundamental components of suicidal communication, The three simple steps to help prevent a death by suicide (Question, Persuade, Refer), The role of depression and mental illness, How to replace fear with positive action, How to talk about suicide, How to locate available resources and support. You can obtain additional information about the model and training at www.qprinstitute.com. (Kentucky Center for School Safety)
Preparing for and Responding to a Death by Suicide (The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida)Sample Forms for Schools