As you may know, May is Mental Health Awareness month. In our highlight resource this month, CSN’s Erin Ficker discusses the role addressing youth mental health needs can play in reducing suicide risk. CSN and our CSN-A partners have also recently released a new resource Suicide Prevention Fact Sheet: Means of Suicide
which shares data on the means or mechanisms of suicide (e.g., firearm, poisoning, and suffocation) and comprehensive suicide prevention recommendations.
As children slowly emerge into our new normal, CSN will continue to support you as you partner with state agencies, health and social service organizations, schools, youth organizations, and others to equitably monitor children and adolescents’ mental health and risk of suicide and self-harm, promote protective factors and reduce risk factors.
Throughout this newsletter, you will find resources from our Children's Safety Now Alliance partners highlighted in purple.
Jennifer Leonardo, PhD
Children’s Safety Network Director