Friends of youth at risk are typically the ones who see suicidal warnings before adults. Because youth may not know what to do about a friend at risk or may keep a suicidal plan “secret”, it is important for youth to be
trained in suicide prevention and intervention.
Research has consistently shown that teens training their peers is a greatly effective method to educate youth.
The training emphasizes that the role of youth is to seek help from an adult when there is a concern,
NOT take on the role of a counselor.
Download the Youth Leaders – Partnering with Adults in Youth Suicide Prevention document to learn more.