Prevention of Suicide

Student Take-Home Resources

Prevention of Suicide

Grade 9

Key Takeaways:

  1. Suicide is preventable.
  2. Everyone has a role in preventing suicide. 


  1. Suicide- the act of intentionally causing one’s own death
  2. Attempted suicide- an action to take one’s life that does not end in death, but rather, self-injury
  3. Bullycide- suicide as a result of incessant bullying

If you have a FRIEND who you think is showing symptoms of mental illness, it’s time to HELP.

Help as soon as you can.

Empathize with others.

Listen without trying to fix it.

Plan your next steps.

If YOU are experiencing symptoms of mental illness for a long time and they’re keeping you from being able to do what you need or want to do, it’s time for you to ACT.

Apply coping strategies.

Consider your options for help.

Talk to a person you trust.