School Focused Resources

Resources:

Suicide Prevention Sports Nights-

Videos to show your classroom: 

(Click on underlined title to view video)

Parent Focused: Talking to a Student about an Attempted Suicide

Farmer Focused PSA 30 Sec. version and 2:30 minute longer version

Motivational Temporary Tattoos - Get a pack for your classroom, the nurses office or counselors office.

  • "I am" Collection
    • 5 designs (2 in x 1.5 in) (Etsy - Glitterandpine) Free shipping
  • "You are Enough" -  (2 in long) (Etsy - Symbolicimports)
  • " This too shall pass" , " Calm" 
    • 5 designs in black & white or color. (Etsy - Mentalhealthmagic)
  • "Keep Going" - 5 Designs (1.5 in long) (Etsy - pepperink)
  • "Perfectly Imperfect" (2.5 in x 1 in) (Conscious Ink) 
    • Available in white ink
    • "Tattoo Packs" focused on - Be Kind, Love My Body, Empower, Gratitude, Self-Love, Be Present, Survivor/Thriver, Girl Power, Be You and more.

Brochures to print some available in Spanish

Sign for Classroom Window- Print this hand to display in your window to the hall or on your door symbolizing to staff and students you are a safe person to talk to about suicide issues.  Please print both sides back to back.

After an Attempt

What to tell Children About Suicide:

Transitioning into College & College Life - Mental Health and Suicide

  Camps for Kids

  •  Camp SOUL -  (Supporting Others Understanding Loss) Free - children 7-17 yrs who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Hubertus, WI (near Milwaukee)
  • Camp Hometown Heroes -  is a national free week-long overnight summer camp for children of fallen U.S. service members who died in any manner: combat, accident, illness or suicide. (Grafton Area)
  • Camp Hope - is a weekend camp where children are brought together to work through the grieving process after a loved one dies. (Wisconsin Lions Camp -Rosholt, WI )
  • Camp Lloyd in (Green Bay, WI) - is a week long day camp from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm for grieving children, ages 7 - 14 yrs.

 Resources

Tool kits

 Speakers

 Gay, Lesbian , Transgender issues and suicide

 

Awareness Months Resources :

Please share with us on our facebook page: Suicide Prevention Coalition of Iowa County WI

Start now before your school has a crisis.  If you start after the crisis it may appear to others that the school is sensationalizing a recent suicide versus being pro active and trying to spread awareness and  appropriate resources.

August

August 6 - National Friendship Day

August 8 - Happiness Happens Day

National Self- Awareness Month

September

National Self-Improvement Month

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Resources:

Sept. 10- Light a candle in a window to remember suicide victims. Once a School had the kids color a picture of a candle, cut it out and taped it to their locker in remembrance. Even the simplest things can bring awareness in your school. With Awareness will come conversation and the breaking down of stigmas.

September 7-  National Grandparents Day

Reported by USA Today: The elderly are the highest risk population in the country for suicide. But few suicide-prevention programs target them;... And mental health experts say the number of elderly suicides is likely to climb as baby boomers enter their twilight years.

Lesson Plans on the Following Websites:

October

October 5 - National Depression Screening Day

October 10 - National Mental Health Day

October 23-31 National Red Ribbon Week (Drug- Free America)

National Depression Awareness Month Resources:

National Bully Prevention Month Resources:

· Bully Prevention & Character Building
· Bully Lesson Plan for a Bully - Free School
· Bully & Teasing (grades k-5)

   Anti-Bullying Contest for your students

Student Bullying Awareness Guidebook - 
Cyberbullying Awareness Guidebook 

Books

February

February 17 - Random Act of Kindness Day

Books

March

Self-Harm Awareness Month

April 

Stress Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

(April 10) National Sibling Day


May

May 14-20, 2017 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Prevention Week

Family Support Month

National Maternal Depression Month

Self-Discovery Month

Mental Health Awareness Month Resources:

·Classes & Programs offered by National Alliance of Mental Illness

Book List suggestions

 

June

June 12-18, 2017 National Men's Health week

PTSD Awareness Month

Gay & Lesbian Pride Month

July

National Minority Mental Health Month

Ideas for Classrooms or Staff Meeting: 

  • Create a display in your library or hallway about relating to the topic (or e-mail for suggestions and information SPCICWI@gmail.com)
  • Hang signs of awareness or statistics on lockers or decorate your Classroom door
  • Have a special day of wearing a color to represent a theme
  • Short statistics over morning announcements for a week
  • Show the short 30 second Public Service Announcement in class or at a staff meeting.
  • Show 3 minute informational video at the beginning of staff meeting or to your students. 
  • Host a FREE QPR Training for your staff, students, and or family members. Find a QPR Trainer in Wisconsin - alphabetized by county
  • Print the sign for your classroom window (2 sided) and put it up (top left of this page).
  • Buy some motivational temporary tattoos for kids to have when they are having a hard time.
  • Have the students or staff create your own Public Service Announcement (PSA) 
  • Be part of an already created video.

    Use your phone to film a short video of yourself saying “Stay.” And then finish the sentence: “I was made for _________.” Make sure to film the video in a well lit area with your phone turned horizontal, and then email your video to WSPD@twloha.com.

Staff and Administration:

It is vital to read through your Standards of Practice following a death in the District in regards to suicide and what should and should not be done and why.  It is good to be ready for a tragedy prior to the occurrence and have steps and procedures in place to make the crisis response time as efficient as possible.

Memorials and grieving in the schools

Online Training (Many possible Free CEU's)

Webinars & Conference Calls

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