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Lauryn’s Law, Inc is a nonprofit organization that advocates and provides support to youth suffering with Mental Illness. Our goals are to bring awareness to depression through education and resources by offering a safe environment for young people in crisis, to share their voice and be heard.



Laugh when you can.

Apologize when you should

and let go of what you can't change.

At the end of the day,

they are still with you ©

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41,149 Suicide Deaths 


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Lauryn’s Law offers two types of training.


The first is a curriculum, based on recognizing bullying, how to recognize signs of depression, how to be compassionate, statistics, and resources that are available.  This training is developed from Linda and Kelley specifically and based on their experiences and knowledge that they have gained in their journey on the path of survival of depression and suicide.  


The second training that we offer is QPR (Questions Persuade Refer) training.  Those that complete this training will become certified gatekeepers. This is a licensed training program that will teach you how to ask the hard question of anyone that you feel is contemplating suicide, how to connect with them to persuade them to get help, and then how to do a soft hand off and refer them to a professional.

Each class is one hour.  Please contact us via the form below.  Cost is determined by class size and location. 

Goucher College

Counselors: Satisfy your Lauryn’s Law requirement for professional development for MSDE certification renewal 

Loyola Univeristy of Maryland School of Education

Counselors: Satisfy your Lauryn’s Law requirement for professional development for MSDE certification renewal 

PsyCoun Consultants LLC

PsyCoun Consultants, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6813.  Programs that qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  PsyCoun Consultants, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

McDaniel College Lauryn's Law Certification

Youth Suicide Prevention is a fully online, self-paced graduate course, designed specifically to meet the Lauryn's Law requirements for school counselors' professional development for MSDE certification renewal.

University of Maryland School of Medicine is an online training site hosted by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Developed in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Mental Hygiene Administration, the site provides training to individuals interested in supporting the behavioral health of youth and their families.

Kognito At Risk Training Courses

Kognito offers Maryland Educators On-Line Training Simulations to recognize the signs and distress for those who may be in need of Support Services. 

In accordance to Lauryns Law Version II HB0920, I would like to provide you with this information at no cost. The Kognito Friend2Friend mental health first aid training module is a dynamic virtual application that can be accessed online. Click on the Kognito link to create an account for free access to the various modules.  It will ask for your school, just choose the school that you most closely associate with.  You do NOT need to be a certified educator to use the training modules.

DrugRehab.Com Advanced Recovery Systems

Alcohol and drug abuse are among the leading risk factors for suicide. People with substance use disorders may experience hopelessness and suicidal thoughts, but treatment for addiction has helped people find purpose and happiness in life.

If you are not sure and would like more information or assistance please use the below links. Awareness is key to understanding and helping our love ones who suffer.

American Association of Suicidiology

AAS Mission Statement: To promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it.

AAS Vision Statement: We are an inclusive community that envisions a world where people know how to prevent suicide and find hope and healing.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under grant no. 5U79SM062297 and is located at Education Development Center.

Maryland Crisis Connect

Call 2-1-1, Press 1


Text your zip code to 898-211 or TXT-211

This service is only available for Maryland Zip Codes.


Email us:

2.1.1 United Way


Youth Suicide Warning Signs

A search of possible youth suicide warning signs on the internet produces an enormous list, most of which are based on speculation and anecdotal report and not derived from the best available evidence. In 2012, leaders from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide (NCPYS) endeavored to create a national consensus around youth warning signs.  To that end, AAS and NCPYS convened a panel of national and international experts to resolve this problem.  The purpose of this process was to help the public better understand the way youth think, feel, and behave prior to making life-threatening suicide attempts and inform them about how to effectively respond. Further, they sought to promote a clear and consistent message about what the true warning signs of suicide are for youth.

SAMSHA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

Need to understand Mental Health? Need to find Help or Treatment? Need to collect Data? Need  Program, Campaign or Grant Assistance? Let SAMSHA help your resource need for any location.

Be Strong Stop Bullying

Be Strong is a national non-profit organization focused on preventing bullying. Be Strong uses a comprehensive student-led approach to: encourage ALL​ students to reveal challenges they are facing, train and equip students to become more resilient, arm them with access to local services and organizations that can help, and unite them to change their families, schools, communities, states, and country.

Download the APP and let's create unity in our community.

The Recovery Villiage

The Recovery Village® is here to help, and we want to make sure you are comfortable during this life-changing process, with unique drug and alcohol rehab centers and facilities created just for the uniqueness in you. Our modern facilities provide a full continuum of care in a therapeutic environment. Clients enjoy luxurious accommodations and amenities designed to heal body and mind.

Crisis Text Line - Text 741741

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 54 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.

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