Recommendation 8

Recommendation 8: Increase and promote evidence-based best practice suicide prevention training in schools to provide school staff with the knowledge and skills to recognize individuals at risk, and connect that individual with help. All schools should have specific protocols in place for responding to an individual who is suicidal and for responding to a suicide death in a manner which reduces risk and promotes healing for students and the school community.

Status: Completed

Lead Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau for Children’s Behavioral Health


  • Monitoring legislation that requires suicide training for all school staff.
  • SB199 – Bill Killed
  • SB282 – Signed by Governor
  • RSA 193-J into effect 7/1/2020, requires 2 hours of Suicide Prevention Training for schools.