How does someone go back to school after a suicide attempt?

Post Updated 01/2020

With suicide attempts so prevalent, what are we doing about transitioning kids from psychiatric hospitals back to the school environment?

Transitioning kids back to school after a suicide attempt should be similar to integrating a child who had missed school for major surgery or cancer treatments. In other words, you treat that absence like you would any other major absence and follow the same policy you have for that transition.

The following is the ideal scenario, however, some rural and smaller schools don’t have these kinds of resources so follow what you can when you can.

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