WHO WE ARE
Reduce youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention.
What is Hope Squad?
Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. Hope Squad members are nominated by their classmates as trustworthy peers and trained by advisors. The program reduces youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention.
Hope Squad Members Strive To:
- Create a safe school environment
- Promote connectedness
- Support anti-bullying
- Encourage mental wellness
- Reduce mental health stigma
- Prevent substance misuse
School suicide prevention involves educating the school community and increasing mental health, connectedness, and resilience.
Intervention involves recognizing when someone is at risk for suicide and referring the person to mental health resources.
Postvention involves helping those affected by a suicide cope with the loss and reducing the risk of further suicides.
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