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Response Youth Suicide Prevention Program

A Comprehensive High School-Based Suicide Awareness Program

The Second Edition! 

Response is a comprehensive high school based suicide prevention program designed to increase awareness, heighten sensitivity to depression and suicidal ideation, change attitudes, and offer response procedures to refer a student at risk for suicide.

Response has been accepted onto the National Suicide Prevention Resource Center's Best Practices Registry. To see the listing, please click HERE

The program is delivered as a School Kit, which 


  • an Implementation Manual with step-by-step instructions for busy administrators;
  • a Student Component with four 50-minute lesson plans; and 
  • an In-Service Manual with complete instructions on delivering a 2-hour staff training. 
The Student Component and In-Service Manual come with:
  • PowerPoint presentations; and
  • Suicide prevention videos (DVD's).
The program has been customized for several states including Oregon, Virginia, South Dakota and Delaware.
If you are interested in a customized edition,
please contact Debrah Tressel at


For more information on the difference of Response and other programs, as well as detailed evaluation results, please read the Response Overview or download it in its entirety by clicking HERE. You may also contact Debrah Tressel at

You may order response online or by
downloading the pdf order form.

A heartfelt thank you to administrators, teachers, trainers and participants who provided direction for the new edition.  We listened carefully to feedback and retooled Response to feature case studies that integrate compounding risk factors and culturally relevant information. Comments and feedback helped us take a good product and develop a great one.

A special thanks to Donna Noonan, Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator with the Oregon Public Health Division and Christina Sloan Benton – Suicide Prevention Manager with the Virginia Department of Health, Jason Yarmer - Prevention Specialist/Tribal Liaison with the Addictions & Mental Health Division and Gerry RainingBird - Senior Tribal Prevention Specialist with the Health and Human Development Division (HHD) and School Psychologist Jim Hanson at Lincoln High School (Portland Public Schools).

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