Youth Suicide PRevention


LEARN Saves Lives

Suicide Prevention Training

for High School Students and Parents


Representatives from MI Parent Edge, MIYFS and MISD have partnered to create the MI Forefront Team.  We utilize the curriculum of the UW Forefront program, "LEARN Saves Lives," to offer youth suicide prevention programs and resources to our community.


The vision of UW Forefront is to foster a world that openly addresses suicide and mental health with compassion, and where every individual acts on their capacity to prevent suicide.

Evidence-based prevention strategies can help youth in crisis stay safe and get support. This valuable knowledge supports healthy families and communities. Visit for more information or contact your MIYFS School Counselor.


LEARN Saves Lives Suicide Prevention Training for Parents and Caregivers

This webinar, presented by UW staff, teaches essential skills for suicide prevention for parents and caregivers of youth.


Learn how to: make your home safer to prevent the risk of suicide; ask your kid about suicide in a safe way; recognize the signs of a mental health crisis and practical steps to address it.



> View a recording of the UW Forefront webinar HERE.



Forefront Handouts:

Signs of Suicide Program

for Middle School Students and Parents

The “Signs of Suicide” program is utilized at Islander Middle School. IMS students have learned to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) through this program so they are prepared to get help for themselves or a friend. Learn the ACT message so that you can support your child.



> View a recording of the Signs of Suicide webinar HERE.



Signs of Suicide Handouts:



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