For Professionals

This section contains information about suicide prevention tailored to specific professions and the role they can play in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. 

A professional may:

  • be the first person to identify a suicidal youth;
  • serve as a "Gatekeeper" at a school or in another setting;
  • be responsible for assessing suicidality;
  • or provide support to a child who has lost a friend to suicide.

For educators - the Comprehensive School Program section helps school professionals set up effective programming.

For information on other professional's roles, see the Suicide Prevention Resource Center site and "Select Your Role" for:

  • Clergy
  • First responders
  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Primary Care Physicians