Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is suicidal, please call
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 911 immediately.

Youth suicide in our state is a major public health problem. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in Oklahoma. This webpage offers helpful resources on ways to prevent suicide in your school and community.


Suicide Prevention Training

Effective July 1, 2021 all Oklahoma schools must provide suicide prevention training to teachers and staff. The following training programs meet this requirement:

Suicide Prevention Programs Time Audience Format
At-Risk PK-12 1 hour PK-12 Faculty & Staff On-demand Virtual, Individual
Lifelines Suicide Prevention 1 hour PK-12 Faculty & Staff In-person or virtual, Group
Mental Health First Aid 8 hours General & Intermediate Skill Adult Audiences Live virtual, in-person, or hybrid, Group
LivingWorks Start 90 min General Adult Audiences On-Demand Virtual, Individual
Talk Saves Lives 45-60 min General Adult Audiences Live virtual or in-person














For more information, visit Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services detailed list of programs and professional development request form here.


Request Professional Development

OSDE Office of Student Support PD Request

Suicide Statistics

For additional statistics, the websites listed below include the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and the 2020 Youth and Young Adult Suicide Report.


Thank you to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for their assistance with this webpage.



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Last updated on August 29, 2022