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After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

SAMHSA is excited to share the Suicide Prevention Resource Center's release of the second edition of 

Resources - Media Response to Suicide

Originally posted January 19, 2018

With the recent death of WSU quarterback, Tyler Hilinski, you may receive a media inquiries. To improve media coverage about suicide, DBHR, DOH, and OSPI recommend the website, Reporting on Suicide.

Additional information can be found on our Mental Health Promotion page.

Resources - Media Response to Suicide

January 19, 2018

With the recent death of WSU quarterback, Tyler Hilinski, you may receive a media inquiries. To improve media coverage about suicide, DBHR, DOH, and OSPI recommend the website, Reporting on Suicide.

Additional information can be found on our Mental Health Promotion page.

"Start a Convo, Save a Life" Summary

"Start a Convo, Save a Life" Youth Suicide Awareness Campaign Launched

**TESTING -- direct copy-and-paste from current site **

The Washington State Department of Health has begun promoting a Youth Suicide Awareness campaign called Start a Convo, Safe a Life.

The DOH learned from high school students that it’s difficult to reach out to friends or classmates who seem depressed, hopeless, or unusually angry to ask them if they are thinking about suicide.  The goal of Start a Convo, Save a Life campaign is to help students know that it is okay, even necessary, to start that conversation.

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