Welcome to the 'Back-to-School' Edition of Myles Ahead's curated Educator Resources. We hope the summer brought you exactly what you needed, and we wish you a good start to the 2021-2022 school year.

September brings us together again for school and it's also National Suicide Prevention Month, including National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 6th-12th) and World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10th).

We understand that approaching conversations about suicide can create vulnerabilities. The links below include recommended resources to help you navigate this month (and every month).


  1. In this video created by the Mayo Clinic, teens share their powerful voices to bring greater awareness to prevent teen suicide, including common signs to watch for, what to say, and what not to say.
  2. Provided by School Mental Health Ontario, these activities include “easy-to-implement, evidence-informed mental health practices for elementary classrooms,” aligned with Ontario’s curriculum.
  3. This year’s theme for World Suicide Prevention Day (#WSPD2021) is “Creating Hope Through Action,” and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention created a 2021 Toolkit. It includes key messages and suggested activities that may be adapted for classrooms.

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