• Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

    Yellow Ribbon

    What are we doing at South?

    • Yellow Ribbon Week
    • Be A Link Program
      (Look for staff members with a sign)

    In 2006 Council Rock School District adopted a Suicide Prevention Program referred to as Yellow Ribbon.  We know this is a difficult topic to address so we are hosting a forum to explain how the program works and why there is a need for Suicide Prevention to be spoken about in our schools and our community.


    Briefly, the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program® (YRSPP), began in September of 1994 after the suicide of 17-year-old Mike Emme.  In the days following Mike's death, dozens of teenagers approached Mike's family, asking what they could do.  Mike's parents responded by saying, "Don't ever do this.  Don't commit suicide.  Reach out to someone and ask for help."  Kids took notes. What they wrote became the common theme   "It's Okay to Ask for  Help".   Thus, the Yellow Ribbon Program was born.

    Yellow Ribbon Gatekeeper Training
    E-mail: pwargo@crsd.org or icavatore@crsd.org to register