National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide
 
 

Our Mission:

Engage.

We’re engaging and empowering youth as partners in our grassroots suicide prevention efforts across the United States.

 
 
 
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Our Mission

The AAS National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide believes that suicide can often be prevented. For example, many youth give warning signs if they are considered killing themselves, and intervening can save their lives.

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Our Impact

AAS And NCPYS have spent years working with different groups, schools, and youth services organizations to better prepare and empower students across the country. Digital materials and toolkits have found their way into the hands of children and adults to help train communities and enhance suicide prevention for thousands of people.

 

5+

thousand dollars raised

Through generous donations and fundraising, tools and resources have reached youth nationwide.

 

9+

Years Serving communities

Since 2010, the NCPYS has been helping youth, adults, and communities establish suicide prevention services.

 
 

15+

Thousand children Impacted

Our programs, materials, trainings, and experts have reached children and youth where they’re at.

 
 

Our Programs

The National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide (NCPYS), a program of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), is working to change how schools and communities address the issue of suicide among young people, by inviting you to take the lead. We recognize the need for student involvement and ideas in shaping the campaign against suicide. By engaging young adults and providing the facts, the NCPYS seeks not only to help those most at risk, but also to equip school communities with the skills they need to recognize warning signs, help friends in need, and know where to go for help.

 

U Ok? Program

The National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide (NCPYS), a program of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), is working to change how schools and communities address the issue of suicide among young people, by inviting you to take the lead. We recognize the need for student involvement and ideas in shaping the campaign against suicide.

youth advisory board

We rely on the lived expertise and voices of the members of our youth advisory board to drive action and efforts. The board is made up of youth who exemplify leadership in suicide prevention roles and represent cities and schools from across the country.

youth warning signs

Experts from the American Association of Suicidology and the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide have developed a list of consensus-based warning signs and risk factors specifically pertaining to youth. These items should be disseminated throughout communities, used in education & awareness efforts, and as part of prevention programming.

fundraising

Each year in the US over 4,300 youth and young adults die by suicide. AAS needs your help to expand the NCPYS! Help to support suicide prevention by raising funds to further our work. Together we can make a difference.

 
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Get Involved

Strong communities, safe schools, and supportive families all help the development of healthy youth. For youth struggling with mental illness and or substance abuse, effective services make a difference.

 

Sign Up For a Program

Check out our U OK? program, as well as the additional national efforts of our team and youth members.

Volunteer opportunities

Want to help directly with program development and implementation? Find out how to volunteer here.

Make a Donation

If you’d like to help in a very direct and powerful way, you can always donate directly to the NCPYS or AAS here.