SOS Signs of Suicide: Suicide prevention curriculum for students

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 17, 2022)—Northwest Area Education Agency continues to allocate mental health funds for new or returning middle and high school subscriptions to Signs of Suicide for the 2021-22 school year. SOS Signs of Suicide is an evidence-based youth suicide prevention program for middle and high schools. SOS raises awareness about the importance of mental health, empowers students to recognize warning signs, and teaches them how to seek help for their friends. The curriculum, which is taught in a single class period, includes:

* newly adapted resources for virtual and in-person learning models;

* middle and high school videos;

* reinforcement of the ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) message; and

* a web-based survey tool that lets students notify an adult about concerns.

Select "Click HERE" on this flier for subscription instructions.


With offices in Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars, Onawa, Sioux Center, and Sioux City, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA provides special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state’s AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit