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Youth Suicide Prevention

Announcements 

new A second round of the Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention grant is available for schools that have not applied for and received this grant yet this 2021-22 school year. These grants can be used to develop the planning stages of a Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Program or continue to build on an existing program. Spending flexibility is available for this program and can include, among other items, curriculum purchase, training, advisor stipends, and advertising of the program.

Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on February 11, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

Crisis Resources

  • Wisconsin-based resources available through crisis text line:
  • 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

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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.

Click Here for Module

Other Resources for Gatekeeper Training

 
QPR - Question, Persuade, Refer Trainers in Wisconsin
 

Self-Harm

For questions about this information, contact dpisspw@dpi.wi.gov (608) 266-8960