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Students hanging prevention signs in classroomHelping Teens Spread the Word:
Suicide Prevention in Schools


“The task force was jazzed about the campaign and are ready to add new things to keep it fresh and interesting.” — Bridie Riddick, faculty liaison, Cheney High School

In this program, middle and high schools students develop their own campaigns using YSPP prevention materials and a peer-to-peer prevention curriculum.

YSPP provides technical assistance and resources such as posters, buttons, t-shirts, keychains and more. Contact a Field Coordinator in your area for more information.

There are many creative, fun ways to spread the word. Working with a faculty/staff liaison, students choose a campaign slogan, the elements they want to use to promote awareness, and how to distribute them. For example, a student group may design and wear t-shirts that emphasize campaign messages. Another group may hang posters in every classroom. Another may set up an information booth at every lunch hour during Suicide Prevention Week. It’s up to you!

See more prevention ideas for youth in schools

Trevor Simpson Awards: Two awards are given to schools with the most outstanding prevention efforts: one to a school with under 1,000 students, and one to a school with more than 1,000 students. Good Luck!

Read student's comments about campaign presentations at their school.

See statistics about results. Prevention works!

 

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