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Youth suicides and suicidal behavior are increasing substantially, especially among Black youth. The same factors that produce physical health disparities also affect mental health. Our youth-serving systems need help recognizing and responding effectively to the mental health needs of Black children and youth.
Review the Preventing Suicide Among Black Youth Fact Sheet here.
Mental Health Literacy Instructional Units offer skills-based lessons on mental
health that allow students to better understand their own mental health, know
where to get help, and be equipped to support friends experiencing mental
These instructional units were a joint project of the Department of Public Instruction and the Office of Children's Mental Health. An extensive group of teachers, lived experience partners, and mental health experts also contributed to their development.
The Office of Violence Prevention, the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are committed to hearing from youth about what matters to them! During Suicide Prevention Month, we are hosting two online Youth Listening Sessions to gather thoughts, concerns, and ideas from young people from across Wisconsin.
The theme for these sessions is The Impact of Social Media. Specifically, we want to hear from youth ages 13 – 24 from all backgrounds. RSVP now!