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Campuses & Schools

Campuses & Schools

Husky Help and Hope Walk, Spring 2014 - Photo Credit Sarah Rothman

On average in Washington State, each week two youth ages 10-24 die by suicide and there are 17 hospitalizations for non-fatal suicide attempts.

Forefront advances comprehensive approaches to suicide prevention in secondary schools and on college campuses, which include crisis protocols for responding to students in distress, proactive training for teachers/faculty/ staff, parents, and students, student behavioral health screening, and “upstream” suicide prevention curricula, focused on social-emotional learning. 

By bringing a proactive, end-to-end approach to schools and campuses, we believe we can effect large-scale change and save lives.  

Forefront is currently implementing this comprehensive suicide prevention approach in high schools via the Forefront in Schools program and at the University of Washington via the Husky Help & Hope (H3) initiative.  Forefront is also educating other colleges and universities about this approach through the annual Washington State Suicide Prevention in Higher Education Conferences.