Signs Matter: Early Detection — AFSP

Signs Matter: Early Detection

Online Suicide Prevention Training for K-12 Educators

Educators can play a critical role in the fight against suicide because they are in a unique position to notice changes in the mental health of their students and identify signs of suicide risk.

Signs Matter: Early Detection will show educators how and when to express concern and refer students to counseling staff or administration.

We don’t expect them to be mental health experts—but it is important that they understand and recognize the signs that a student is at risk for suicide.

Signs Matter was developed based on a combination of science and best practice. The program presents scientifically based information on a variety of topics related to youth suicide, alongside best practice recommendations drawn from experts in the mental health and education fields. Science sheds light on key questions of risk and protective factors for youth suicide, as well as the most common behavioral presentations expressed by at risk youth. Recommendations for school personnel roles, support, referrals, and interventions are drawn from best practices of educational and mental health experts.

Signs Matter: Early Detection fulfills many states’ requirements for educators to have two hours of instruction on suicide prevention and bullying.

Purchase Signs Matter

Single licenses can be purchased for $35 per license. To make a single user purchase, use the button below the table and choose the “Individual” option on the purchase page.

Signs Matter is also available at a discount for bulk purchases. Rates per license are listed below. To make a bulk purchase, use the button below the table and choose the “Group” option on the purchase page.

Number of Licenses Cost per License
50-99 $25
100-199 $15
200-499 $10
500-999 $6
1000+ $4


Purchase Signs Matter for NJ Schools

To access the comprehensive version of the program that will satisfy New Jersey’s requirement for all educators to have 2 hours of instruction on suicide prevention, including the link between bullying and suicide, every 5 years, you must purchase the program directly from NJPSAFEA/Legal One. You can access their site by using the button below.