Youth suicide is a leading cause of death among young people in Utah and is a major public health concern. This website offers guidance and resources for implementing prevention programs in your school can community.
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. Bullying prevention strategies and resources have been identified to help reduce bullying in our schools.
Safe and Drug Free Schools
Prevention Dimensions (PD) is a set of Utah's Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities resource lessons which support the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade health core. The program began in 1982 as a joint effort between the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse, Utah State Department of Health, Utah State Office of Education, and Utah State PTA, and has been revised several times since.
Parent Seminars on Youth Protection
School districts are required to offer annual parent seminars on youth protections topics of substance abuse, bullying, mental health, and Internet safety. Resources are available to assist schools and parents.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) or 911 immediately!