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


Deborah Nelson, Ph.D., NCSP
Section Chief, School Safety and Climate
Specialist, School Psychological Services
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
deborah.nelson@maryland.gov
410-767-0294 office
410-333-8418 fax

Lynne Muller
Section Chief, Student Services and
School Counseling Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
lynne.muller@maryland.gov
410-767-3364
410-333-8148 (fax)