When a traumatic event happens in your school or community, you can be a Lifeline.
According to the American Association of Suicidology, suicide ranked as the third leading cause of death for young people (ages 15-19 and 15-24.) While suicides accounted for 1.4% of all deaths in the U.S. annually, they comprised 12.2% of all deaths among 15-24-year-olds.
In order to address this important issue, Hazelden offers Lifelines: A Comprehensive Suicide Awareness and Responsiveness Program for Teens. This is a whole-school program made up of three unique components: Lifelines: Prevention, Lifelines: Intervention, and Lifelines: Postvention. This trilogy of programs is the only existing model of its kind available for teens.
The complete Lifelines Trilogy is based on over 20 years of suicide-in-youth research that indicates an informed community can help to prevent vulnerable teens from ending their lives.
Lifelines National Training Model
There are four options for training that will help schools and communities implement Lifelines with fidelity. For each option, we have given the goals, objectives, expected audience, and agenda. The Training-of-Trainers model, successfully implemented with other evidence-based programs, will be used to more rapidly disseminate Lifelines nationally.
This first part of the Lifelines Trilogy educates students on the facts about suicide and students' role in suicide prevention. It provides information on where to find suicide prevention resources in the school and community. Training materials are included for faculty and staff that provide accurate and practical information on identifying and referring students who might be at risk for suicide. Lifelines: A Suicide Prevention Program also includes a presentation for parents that answers questions about youth suicide and prevention, and it involves them in the school’s suicide prevention activities.
Designed for implementation in middle schools and high schools, it targets the whole school community by providing suicide awareness resources for administrators, faculty and staff, parents, and students. It fits easily into health class programming and lesson plans.
Lifelines: A Suicide Prevention Program
Manual, CD-ROM, and 2 DVDs
Price: $235.00 Each
Lifelines Intervention also provides clear guidance on how best to involve parents and guardians as partners and explains how to gather collateral information about a student's risk for suicide and address specific topics. Other topics addressed include the challenges presented by bullied students, members of sexual minorities, and students in gifted or special education classes.
Manual, CD-ROM, and DVD
Price: $159.00 Each
The third installment of the Lifelines Trilogy is Lifelines Postvention: Responding to Suicide and Other Traumatic Death. This comprehensive, whole-school best-practices manual is designed for middle and high school communities. This unique program educates everyone in the school community on how to successfully address and respond to not only suicide, but any type of traumatic death that profoundly affects the school population.
With in-depth references and detailed plans, this resource outlines a response strategy that reflects the challenges schools face in dealing with a death within the school community. Also included are references and support materials that allow school leaders to recognize and reduce the risk of suicide contagion (or "copycat") behavior within the school.
Manual and CD-ROM
Price: $119.95 Each
Although the research and outcomes are based on school-wide implementation, any part of the Lifelines Trilogy can be a successful component to community-based programs, such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.