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Suicide Prevention

Youth Suicide Prevention


Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Text “HOPELINE” to 741741 or go to www.centerforsuicideawareness.orgfor 24/7 free trained crisis counselors.

The Trevor Lifeline
A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBT youth.

Resources for “13 Reasons Why” Season 2

Season 2 of Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why debuts May 18, 2018. Below are multiple resources to help students, staff, parents, and families re-address the issues from Season 1 and prepare for Season 2.

Netflix has responded to the outcry that followed Season 1 with a website that features many resources for students who are struggling. This includes the custom message “REASON” to the crisis textline 741741 (typically “HOPELINE”) for free, confidential, 24/7 support and the promotion of 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In addition, a discussion guide has been created that contains an overview of the show, tips for watching Season 2, suggestions for addressing difficult topics with young people, ideas to start the conversation, and resources.

Website resources
Season 1 Discussion Guide

In addition, ASCA has put together a collection of resources to help inform and support students and families:
ASCA Facebook Live 34 minute webinar on preparing for 13 Reasons Why Season 2
ASCA 13 Reasons Why Resources Collection
ASCA 13 Reasons Why 1-pager for school staff and parents
ASCA 13 Reasons Why addressing the issues with a comprehensive school counseling model

Finally, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has put together a compilation of resources complete with a list of educator links.


Although adults don't often know about it, many Wisconsin youth experience symptoms of depression, think about suicide, make plans to die by suicide, and even make a suicide attempt each year. Wisconsin continues to have one of the highest youth suicide rates in the nation. This web page provides information and resources for youth suicide prevention to school staff, administrators, school boards, and other members of the school community.

Click on one of the topics listed below to learn more.


Youth Suicide Prevention Workshop Calendar

December 10
March 1


For questions about this information, contact Gregg Curtis (608) 266-2820