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Youth Suicide Prevention Panel
Resources for Schools & Local Communities1-800-273-TALK(8255)1-800-422-0045TXT4life-Text “life” to 61222
Panel Members
Stephanie Downey-Beltrami Area Suicide Prevention ProgramSuicide Prevention CoordinatorAyla Koob LSW- TXT4Life Regional CoordinatorAmber Larson-Stellher Human ServicesCoordinator of Crisis ServicesBrian Glynn M.S.-Bemidji Regional Interdistrict CouncilSchool PsychologistPaula Lind-MSW-ISD 31School Social Worker
Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program Components1.Prevention2.Intervention3.PostventionGoal: Share knowledge of best practices and resources for prevention and response.Questions are welcome.
Stephanie DowneyBeltrami Area Suicide Prevention Program
Program Description-What we offerGatekeeper Training & EducationTechnical Assistance & GuidanceHeadwaters Alliance for Suicide PreventionRun/Walk/Skate for Suicide Prevention
TXT4life-Ayla Koob, LSW
Program DescriptionText “life” to 61222
Stellher Human Services-Amber Larson
Program DescriptionChildren’s Mobile Crisis Teams1-800-422-0045Clearwater, Hubbard, LOWBeltrami-UMMHC, Red Lake Nation
BRIC-Brian Glynn, MS
Job/Program DescriptionBest practice in responding to suicide in school.
ISD #31 Paula Lind, MSW
Job/Program DescriptionResponding to suicidal threats
Responding to Suicide Threats & Attempts

Universal Postvention Tasks
Verification of cause of deathCoordination of internal & external resources3. Dissemination of information
Universal Postvention Tasks
4. Support for those most impacted5. Identification of those at risk & contagion prevention6. Commemoration of the deceased
Universal Postvention Tasks
7. Psychoeducation on grieving, depression, suicide, PTSD8. Screening for depression & suicide9. Provision of services in case of a 2nd suicide
Universal Postvention Tasks
10. Link to community resources11. Review & evaluate-Debriefing12. Develop system-wide prevention plan
Universal Postvention Tasks
13. The role of social media
Local Resources
County Social Service AgenciesTribal HealthIndian Health ServicesEvergreen Youth & Family ServicesBeltrami Area Suicide Prevention ProgramHeadwaters Alliance for Suicide PreventionTXT4LifeSchoolsBRIC
UMMMHCNorth Homes Children & Family ServicesStellher Human ServicesWildgen, Wilimek & AssociatesGreat River Psychological ServicesNorthern Psychological Services
Resources for school protocol development
SAMHSA Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools School District Policy on Suicide Prevention Youth Suicide Prevention Program Guide-School Based Youth Suicide Prevention
National Resources
Suicide Prevention Resource Centerwww.sprc.orgSuicide Awareness Voices of Foundation for Suicide Preventionwww.afsp.orgNational Suicide PreventionLifelinewww.suicidepreventionlifeline.orgNational Alliance on Mental Illnesswww.nami.orgMinnesota-www.namihelps.orgSubstance Abuse Mental Health Services
Conclusion-Guiding Principles
First deal with grief.Avoid oversimplification.Emphasize interplay of MH & suicide.Avoid romanticizing or glamorizing.Discourage focus on means.Structure for ongoing prevention.





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