21-22 Staff: Suicide Awareness 8

Prompt We know that students who are having passing thoughts about suicide could be greatly helped by having the opportunity to tell us more than just the challenge they face at that moment. How could it be helpful to use the 5 Radical Minutes process when needing to...

21-22 Staff: Suicide Awareness 7

Introduction Have the below list of five items written on the board/overhead so staff can read along as you speak. Prompt There are a series of steps that students often go through between their first passing thoughts of suicide and the day of a first attempt. Those...

21-22 Staff: Suicide Awareness 6

Prompt One of our main goals with the 5 Radical Minutes program is upstream suicide prevention. We recognize that by helping students early, our chances are greater of true prevention. The more years children use the thinking error of suicide being a solution, the...

21-22 Staff: Suicide Awareness 5

Prompt We’ve talked about students using the thought of suicide as a means of feeling empowered when they’re facing overwhelming circumstances. Sometimes a student voices this out loud to one of us. When we notify parents, some immediately engage with us and move to...

21-22 Staff: Suicide Awareness 4

Prompt Often when youth feel overwhelmed and disempowered, they turn to self-talk that gives them a sense of agency. Sometimes that self-talk is helpful, like when the youth decides to talk with a trusted adult to see if that will help. Others, though, perhaps with a...