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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Partners with GoGuardian to Provide Free Trainings in Schools


Launched during National Suicide Prevention Month, new K-12
technology and free trainings are available to help schools address
youth suicide public health crisis

Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
today announced that they
are providing free, on-site, suicide prevention trainings for school
administrators, teachers, students, and their parents through their
partnership with GoGuardian,
a leading education technology provider. This training will be included
in every purchase of the suicide prevention tool GoGuardian BeaconTM,
which alerts school staff when students exhibit online behaviors that
may indicate risk for suicide.

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This is the first time that AFSP has partnered with a technology
company; this partnership underscores the central role technology plays
in helping schools proactively identify at-risk students and quickly get
them the help they need. A recent CDC study found that 16 percent of
school-aged children have considered suicide. Recent data indicates that
the majority of youth
who experience depression
use digital tools to learn about dealing
with depression or other mental health concerns.

"We put student potential and well-being at the center of our
technology, and our proprietary machine learning platform uniquely
provides K-12 students with a better education experience that supports
their mental health and safety," commented Advait Shinde, CEO of

"Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people;
schools across the U.S. have made it a priority to be a critical part of
the safety net for our youth. By partnering with GoGuardian, we have the
opportunity to help schools and parents detect when kids are struggling
and help them build the strongest approach possible to preventing
suicide," said Dr. Christine Moutier, AFSP's Chief Medical Officer.

AFSP's More than Sad trainings teach educators how to recognize
signs of mental health distress in students and share best practices on
helping at-risk students. To date, more than 1 million students and
educators have completed the training. By partnering with GoGuardian,
AFSP chapters will provide their in-person suicide prevention trainings
at no cost.


Beacon was built in collaboration with suicide prevention experts,
including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the
American Association of Suicidology. Operating beyond simple keyword
searches, Beacon is the only technology able to assess and alert based
on what's actively happening across students' PCs in real-time,
providing schools with immediate and actionable information. Schools are
able to tailor Beacon to complement their existing suicide prevention
protocols, notifying designated staff and parents so they are equipped
to take quick action.


GoGuardian has changed the way K-12 schools maximize the learning
potential of every student. Its products help educators identify
learning patterns, protect students from harmful and distracting
content, and support students who are at risk of self-harm and suicide.
With GoGuardian, educators can easily engage students with more
effective resources and communication. No other tool provides such
actionable insight into student needs, which is why 10,000 schools and
120,000 educators choose GoGuardian to engage with and protect over 5
million students. Learn more about GoGuardian's industry-defining
learning analytics, student engagement, and self-harm prevention
products at


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
is dedicated to saving
lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a
culture that is smart about mental health through education and
community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and
advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO
Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, and with a public policy
office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states
with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in its latest
Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by
following AFSP on Facebook,
and YouTube.

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