The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for SchoolsOctober 27th,
Too often, tragic stories of young people dying by suicide headline the news. Often the media link these suicide deaths directly to bullying behaviors. The deaths of these young people devastate families, schools, and communities. As school staff in daily contact with these youth, you are uniquely affected by these events and may feel pressure to help prevent them in the future. There are positive steps schools can take to create safe and supportive environments for all students.
The purpose of this webinar is to (1) help you better understand the relationship between bullying and suicide; (2) discuss how different groups, such as sexual minority youth, are differentially affected by bullying and suicide; and (3) identify concrete strategies, based on the latest science, to improve the ability of schools to prevent and respond to bullying and suicide.