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Signs Matter: Online Suicide Prevention Training for K-12 Educators

Fulfill your state requirement and maybe save a life.

Signs Matter: Early Detection meets the New Jersey mandate for educators to have two hours of instruction on suicide prevention every five years.

Register for Signs Matter – New Jersey

Register for Signs Matter – National


If your district purchases Signs Matter, you are eligible to receive a free half-day follow-up session with Mental Health professionals from Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care!

Educators can play a critical role in the fight against suicide because they are in a unique position to notice changes in the mental health of their students and identify signs of suicide risk. We don’t expect them to be mental health experts—but it is important that they understand and recognize the signs that a student is at risk for suicide.

Signs Matter: Early Detection shows educators how and when to express concern and refer students to counseling staff or administration. The training is clear and simple, and it can save lives. Training includes:

  • A close look at the most common mental health problems and how they typically present in a school setting
  • Real-world scenarios in an elementary, middle and high school setting to help you better identify students in need of help
  • An online evidence-based assessment tool to ensure that all participants have gained an understanding of the material covered
  • Resources for understanding a school’s role in suicide prevention
  • Review of legal requirements for schools to keep in mind

Program Costs (all costs per participant license):

  • $35 (Individual) / $25 (50–99) / $15 (100–199)
  • $10 (200–499) / $6 (500–999) / $4 (1000 or more)

Signs Matter: Early Detection fulfills many states’ requirements for educators to have two hours of instruction on suicide prevention and bullying.

What they’re saying about Signs Matter:
“We used Signs Matter to train our entire staff on suicide prevention.  The content was superb, and it was an efficient and cost-effective way to address this critical and mandated training.”
– Chonita Spencer, Ed.D. School Counseling Supervisor, HIB Coordinator, Instructional Leader -Abraham Clark High School, Roselle Borough

Learn More at American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Get Help at Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare

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