Suicide Prevention Materials and Resources - Minnesota Department of Health

Suicide Prevention
Materials and Resources

If you need free and confidential support call the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
If you need immediate medical help call 911!

Safe messaging and media kits

  • Safe Messaging around Suicide (PDF) - This guide aims to provide practical tips for public health and other professional organizations to talk about suicide in a way that mitigates risks, promotes help-seeking, and respects all individuals.
  • StayConnectedMN Toolkit (PDF) -- This toolkit provides messaging, emails, and social media posts regarding mental well-being. Although it was designed for use during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these messages and resources can be used at any time.
  • StayConnectedMN -- Mental Health Awareness Month 2021 (Word) -- These messages highlight mental well-being, self care, managing stress and emotions, and resources that are available.

Printable materials and guides

School and educator resources

  • Supporting students virtually (PDF) - Here are some tips for teachers engaged in virtual distance learning to support students that may have suicidal thoughts.
  • Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools - This toolkit provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health.
  • After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools (PDF) - This toolkit provided by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center provides step-by-step guidance, templates, and resources for schools all in one place.
  • The Model School Policy - The Trevor Project collaborated with others to create a Model School District Policy for Suicide Prevention to make it easier for schools to prevent, assess, intervene in, and respond to suicidal behavior.

Crisis resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255) – The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
  • State Mobile Crisis Services – Every county in Minnesota provides Mobile Crisis Services for both children and adults that may be experiencing suicidal feelings or mental health crisis. Crisis services are available within each county 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. County crisis teams are available for phone support as well as face-to-face crisis help.
  • Crisis Text Line - Text MN to 741741. The Crisis Text Line provides free crisis support 24/7 for any crisis.
Updated Tuesday, 27-Apr-2021 11:55:13 CDT