ALEX Classroom Resource


Suicide Prevention

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Suicide Prevention


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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


This resource is a lesson plan where students will use cards to sort and understand a large quantity of information regarding suicidal teens, then apply what they learn to analyses of case studies.

The objectives of the lesson plan are to:

  • Learn key concepts of suicide prevention.
  • Understand the characteristics of students who are at higher risk to attempt suicide, warning signs of suicidal teens, and what to do if a friend is suicidal.
  • Practice needed skills by studying stories of suicidal teenagers.
  • Discern facts and myths of suicide.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.2) Describe the interrelationships of emotional, mental, physical, social, spiritual, and environmental health.

a. Identify symptoms and methods of treatment of mental health disorders, including depression, and stress.

b. Identify warning signs and prevention strategies for suicide.

Tags: Health Education, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Warning Signs
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
AccessibilityText Resources: Content is organized under headings and subheadings

Estimated Time of Completion: One or two 50-minute periods for activity, plus 30 minutes for viewing the video.

If you choose to show the video, you will need to purchase the video and have access to an interactive board, projector, or student access to devices to display the video. 

This lesson plan can be modified by not showing the video and completing the other activities listed.

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Author: Amber Ensley
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit