2018 Required Notice
Youth Suicide PreventionScroll down to download the DPI Notice
PO Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 125 South Webster Street, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-3390 (800) 441-4563 toll free dpi.wi.gov
Tony Evers, PhD, State Superintendent
What can you do if you are concerned about a student?Teachers and other school staff are well-positioned to observe student
behavior and to ACT if there is a suspicion that a student may
consider self-harm. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary
problem; but for kids, their problems can seem endless at this stage. If
we get them through the crisis, there is a 90 percent chance that they
will never attempt suicide.
ACT stands for Acknowledge, Care, and
rather than minimizing them.Telling a student to “get over it” or “move on” is not a
realistic outcome when dealing with a person with
Show Care and Concern
for the student by taking the next step.
Tell a member of your crisis team.
They know how to work with students who have concerns like these.
“Signs of Suicide” program (SOS), an evidence-based school-wide
intervention program. SOS kits for middle school and high school are
available through your local CESA. The law mandates schools to
educate students on suicide prevention; see th