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Divisions > Student, Family, and School Support > Student Services and Alternative Programs > Suicide Prevention
Youth Suicide Intervention

General suicide intervention guidelines for schools:

  • Detect suicidal students.
  • Supervise the student.
  • Notify the student's parent.
  • Assess the severity.
  • Refer for community services (e.g., mental health, mobile crisis response, law enforcement, child protective services, etc.)
  • Provide follow-up at school.

Contact Information
Sally Dorman, Team Leader, School Safety and Climate / Psychological Services Specialist

Student Services and Alternative Programs Branch
Maryland State Department of Education

200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0294
Fax:  (410) 333-8148
 Local Contacts
List of Local Education Agency Youth Suicide Prevention Points of Contact
 Related Sites and Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Psychological Association
Columbia University TeenScreen Program
Maryland Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Association of School Psychologists
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
SOS Signs of Suicide
Mental Health Association of Maryland
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Suicide Prevention PowerPoint
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