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Suicide Prevention Toolkits and Resource Guides

Contact the Violence and Injury Prevention Section

  •  850-245-4455

    Mailing Address

    Violence and Injury Prevention Section 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way 

    Bin A13 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
Toolkit that assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. The toolkit includes tools to implement a multifaceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students. Includes a high school kit promotional flyer.

Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Living Communities
This toolkit equips senior living staff with resources to promote mental health, suicide prevention, and encourages active participation among residents. It includes guidelines for integrating suicide prevention into ongoing programs, hands-on tools, and training manuals.

Roles in Suicide Prevention: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Schools workplaces, hospitals, nursing homes and any place where people live, work, and are cared for, can play an important role in suicide prevention. Learn more about how suicide prevention efforts can be applied in a variety of settings.

Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide
Designed to provide accurate, user-friendly information, this guide is a tool that provides schools with a framework to assess existing or proposed suicide prevention efforts.

NAMI Suicide Prevention Month Partner Guide
National Alliance for Mental Illness’ guide to help partners and supporters coordinate public awareness efforts with NAMI’s for greater impact. Includes resources/calls to action, partner content and media resources, sample graphics, social media and branding guidelines.

Messaging Guidelines and Templates

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Messaging
Framework developed by the National Action Alliance to support safety, help-seeking, and healing for news, entertainment media and other organizations that regularly disseminate messages related to suicide.

Social Media Shareables
The Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council’s Special Populations Committee creates educational materials to address suicide in various groups. The developed graphics are available via the Department of Children and Families’ Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention. Follow the #StopSuicideFL hashtag on social media to see Florida’s suicide prevention efforts in action.

Examples for using the National Action Alliance’s Framework for Successful Messaging
Offers various examples on how to apply suicide-safe messaging in a variety of strategies such as via social media, blogs, fundraising and more.

988 Messaging
Toolkit for promoting the 988 Messaging Framework including key messages, sample blurb for newsletters and listservs, tailorable PowerPoint deck and sample social media content and shareable graphics.