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October 17, 2019

Teen Suicides Rising Sharply, Federal Data Show

Suicide rates increased by 76 percent for 15- to 19-year-olds between 2007 and 2017 and nearly tripled for 10- 14-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

April 24, 2019

Should 'Mental Health Days' Be Excused Absences? These Students Think So.

A group of Oregon students is advocating for a bill that proposes adding "mental or behavioral health" to a list of reasons for excused school absences.

March 04, 2019

1.7 Million Students Attend Schools With Police But No Counselors, New Data Show

An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."

January 17, 2019

Opioid Crisis: Online Course Teaches Educators How to Recognize, Respond to Addiction

An online course offered by the American Federation of Teachers aims to help educators, nurses, social workers, and school support personnel understand the nation's opioid epidemic.

December 04, 2018

Suicides Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Can Help

With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.

November 14, 2018

Watch: This High School Takes an Active Role in Suicide Prevention

Experts say schools can play a critical role in preventing suicide through education, support, and relationship building. This video explores one Virginia high school's approach.

August 21, 2018

Looking for Cyberbullies? Try Instagram

Teenagers are experiencing cyberbullying on Instagram more than any other social media platform, according to a study of 10,000 young people in the United Kingdom.

June 15, 2018

What Educators Need to Know About Suicide: Contagion, Complicated Grief, and Supportive Conversations

When a student is grieving a suicide death or when suicide is in the news, conversations with adults can be crucial, suicide prevention experts say.

May 17, 2018

Threat of Child Suicide Is Highest During the School Year, Study Finds

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, "underscores the need for future work to explore the relationship between school and suicidal thoughts," researchers from Vanderbilt University wrote.

April 26, 2018

On-Site Police, Security More Common at Majority-Black Secondary Schools

An analysis of new federal civil rights data finds that secondary schools with mostly black students are more likely to have on-site police and security officers than schools with largely white enrollment.

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