This article presents suicide statistics and facts, along with risk factors, protective factors and warnings signs. Tara Gray outlines the roles of school counselors, teachers and educators in suicide prevention and offers resources for school suicide prevention. The student-created South Salem High School Live to Tell suicide prevention guide provides an example of suicide prevention in schools, in a model includeing resources and student voices. Read complete article
Tara M. Gray, PhD, LPC, LMHC, LPSC, ACS, RPT-S, RPT is a licensed professional school counselor and clinical faculty in the Prescott College MS in Counseling programs. She is also past vice president of elementary school counseling on the CSCA Governing Board and previously served as a Colorado school counselor for 21 years.
This letter from the CSCA president-elect summarizes prevention work being done in one of our Colorado communities, including partnering with community agencies that support our schools in the work of suicide prevention, sexual assault and harassment prevention, and teen dating violence prevention. Read complete article
Jen Smela is a counselor at Fossil Ridge High School and CSCA president-elect.