Responding to Trauma and Tragedy

Crisis and Traumatic Event Resources for Schools, Families and Students

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has a wide range of school safety and crisis resources and translated safety and crisis resources on its website.

How to Talk About Traumatic Events and Tragedies

How to Talk About Traumatic Events and Tragedies
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Talking to Children about School Shootings

Resources for Schools and News Media on Students and Suicide

After a Suicide – A Toolkit for Schools
The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools
Recommendations for Reporting On Suicide

In Mental Health Crisis? Help is Just a Text or Call Away

Crisis services are available 24/7 if you or someone you care about is having a mental health crisis.

Crisis Text: Text MN to 741741

When you text MN to 741741, you will be connected with a counselor who will help defuse the crisis and get you connected with local resources.

Use Cell Phone to Call Professionals Who Can Help You

If you’re in the Twin Cities Metro Area, use your cell phone to call **CRISIS (274747) to talk to a team of professionals who can help you.
Who Do You Call Outside Twin Cities Metro Area? Find Minnesota mental health crisis phone numbers by Minnesota county.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a toll-free number: 800-273-TALK (8255).

  • School Crisis Response Teams - 3/5/20
  • Preventing Suicide in Schools - 3/29/19
    Providing a safe school environment, while promoting connectedness and emotional well-being, can support students’ academic performance and protect individuals against suicide. This document includes suicide prevention resources and crisis response resources.