Activity 2: Suicide Prevention

Activity time: 20 minutes

Show the video Teen Suicide Prevention or distribute copies of Suicide Warning Signs. Invite comments and observations. Ask how the information in the video or handout is applicable to people of all ages.

Then lead a conversation about what your congregation might do to help in suicide prevention. Keep track of suggestions on newsprint. If necessary, here are some suggestions that can help get the conversation started:

  • Prominently post suicide prevention hotline phone numbers.
  • Invite an expert to speak with youth and parents.