- Mental Health in Schools 2020
- Suicide Prevention
- Virtual Supports
Suicide Prevention Considerations in the Virtual Environment
Students experience a roller coaster of emotions as they progress through school. While most cope successfully with these challenges, many have emotional pain so great that they will have thoughts of suicide. By the age of 14, approximately 50% of lifetime mental concerns begin and 90% of deaths by suicide have an underlying mental illness. As many students are preparing to return to school, mental health professionals will face the challenge of service delivery in both in-person and distance learning environments. This session will focus on the considerations for suicide prevention in a virtual, distance learning environment.