Preventing Suicide in Schools through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (pp. 37-43)
Authors: (Alissa Briggs, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Parent programs, Kentucky Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America)
Abstract: It is a school‘s responsibility to engage in suicide prevention given that suicide is the
second leading cause of death for 10-24 year-olds and school is where they spend most of
their day. Suicide prevention will be most effective when implemented within the public
health model in schools, or what literature within education refers to as Multi-Tiered
Systems of Support (MTSS). In addition, schools should be prepared to implement
postintervention, which involves promoting healing and preventing further trauma and
suicide after a suicide. This chapter will discuss implementing suicide prevention within
MTSS and postintervention in schools.
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