Sandy Hook Promise’s no-cost Say Something program teaches middle and high school students to recognize the warning signs of someone at-risk of hurting themselves or others and how to say something to a trusted adult to get help.
The Say Something program aligns seamlessly with any school’s existing social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, instruction, and programming. Students build essential SEL competencies, including how to empathize with others and seek help when needed (relationship skills) and how to identify problems and analyze situations, as well as solve problems in an ethically-responsible manner (responsible decision-making).
This proven, life-saving program is available to schools and youth organizations nationwide at no cost.
Each year, thousands of schools and youth organizations nationwide participate in Say Something Week to celebrate the importance of Trusted Adults and Upstanders your community! Save the Date: March 4–8, 2024.
Say Something teaches the warning signs and behaviors that could lead to someone hurting themselves or others. It teaches individuals how to safely report these signals and potential threats and provides tools to help promote and reinforce the training.
Prevent Suicide expands on the core Say Something program to teach the warnings signs and risk factors specific to suicide. Training and resources are tailored each for educators, parents, and students. Register on Sandy Hook Promise’s Learning Center and you’ll find Prevent Suicide under the Say Something program. You’ll also get access to our other Know the Signs trainings.
Being A Trusted Adult is a new one-hour interactive workshop that deepens the Say Something program. It helps educators, parents, and community leaders better help students who speak up about seeing warning signs of self-harm, violence, and victimization. You’ll find Being A Trusted Adult under the Say Something program in our online Learning Center, along with access to our other trainings.
Confirmed lives saved
Students helped during mental health crises
Anonymous tips received through our system
Students participated in Say Something nationally