The DPI Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Grant Program is being offered again in 2021-22. Any school at which pupils attend high school grades are eligible for this grant. The amount of each individual grant award may not exceed $1,000. Schools are eligible even if they were previous grant recipients in 2020 – 2021 or receive the Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center $3,000 grants for the implementation of Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Programs. Recipients of a grant under this program may use the grant funds to support an existing, or to implement a new, peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. Peer-to-peer training ensures that peers can help other peers during troubling times by having the knowledge and tools needed to recognize warning signs of suicide and depression.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on November 12, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.
- Wisconsin-based resources available through crisis text line:
- text “HOPELINE” to 741741 or
- visit the Center for Suicide Awareness to be connected with someone in WI who can help
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Trevor Project: A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBT youth.
- Phone: 1-866-488-7386
- Chat: TrevorChat
- Text: “START” to 678678
School Based Sucide Prevention Gatekeeper Training eCourse
DPI’s Gatekeeper Training Module
An important step in protecting all students from the dangers of suicide is the ability to recognize the warning signs of suicide ideation and take appropriate steps to keep a suicidal student safe. This new, interactive suicide prevention gatekeeper module helps schools and districts train their students and staff. The module takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Other Resources for Gatekeeper Training
- Prevent Suicide Wisconsin
- WISH Center
- Suicide Prevention in a Virtual Environment from the National Association of School Psychologists