Schools play an important role in recognizing and responding to suicide risk in students. Effective strategies must be embedded within a positive school climate that engages the entire school community. This webinar outlines best practice strategies schools can implement to identify and respond to students at risk for suicide. In addition, the webinar describes the steps that schools should take to mitigate suicide risk and promote positive mental health and well-being.
Tandra Rutledge, MA, is the Director of Business Development at Riveredge Hospital in Forest Park, Illinois. She is a certified suicide prevention gatekeeper trainer for the QPR Institute, a trainer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s educational programs, and a CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) instructor with the Chicago Police Department. As a mental health advocate and suicide prevention trainer for the past 25 years, Tandra provides training to schools, parents, faith-based organizations, physicians and other healthcare professionals