School-Based Prevention
Curriculums and Programs


Signs Of Suicide (SOS)

Signs of Suicide, or SOS, is a school-based suicide prevention program that teaches students to recognize the signs of suicide and depression in themselves and others, and the specific actions needed to respond to those signs. TCMHS provides resources, staff training, and support for this program.

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camp mindful

Camp Mindful

Camp Mindful is a multi-day classroom curriculum created by Beacon Prevention Staff where students learn mindfulness techniques to ground their feelings and cope in a healthy way. The toolkit includes an implementation guide, five lesson plans that last 10-15 minutes each, student workbooks, videos, and evaluations.

Camp Mindful Overview Flyer

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Hope Squad

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 Flyer

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Curriculum and Education to Youth

Curriculum & Education to Youth

Beacon Mental Health Prevention Specialists provide guidance and support to schools and others on implementing evidence-informed drug education and mental health promotion curriculum with youth.

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Training for Youth

northland youth leadership summit

Northland Youth Leadership Summit (NYLS)

Each fall, a full-day conference for middle school students and a full-day conference for high school students is developed to give student leaders the opportunity to further enhance their leadership skills through workshops and group learning. These Summits bring together area students to learn more about youth substance use and mental wellness, enrich their leadership skills, and create strategic plans to implement their own prevention programs. Speakers and workshops are broken into tracks, including prevention and leadership. The goal is to increase students’ knowledge and skills so they can make a positive impact in their individual schools and organizations.

2023 Northland Youth Leadership Summit Flyer

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