Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall is a leading expert in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.
Founder of Hope Squad.
About Dr. Greg Hudnall
Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall is a former high school principal and associate superintendent with the Provo City School District. He has been involved with suicide prevention for the past 25 years. Dr. Hudnall is the founder of Hope4Utah, a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. His school-based peer-to-peer suicide prevention program, Hope Squad, has been responsible for over 5,000 students referred for help and over 1,000 hospitalized. The Hope Squad program is now in over 1,000 schools in the U.S. and Canada.
For over 15 years, Dr. Hudnall has led a state-wide volunteer suicide crisis team that has responded to over 54 youth suicides. Dr. Hudnall has presented at over 100 national and state conferences on suicide, bullying, connectedness, community collaboration, and making schools a safe place for students.
Dr. Hudnall was invited to testify before the United States Surgeon General on suicide in Utah. He has presented to the U.S. Department of Health and at the national conferences of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association of Suicidology. Dr. Hudnall was also invited to participate in a webinar on African Americans and suicide by the White House. He has trained over 50,000 in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. He has presented across the United States and three countries on suicide prevention, including to the Minister of Education for Madrid, Spain.
Dr. Hudnall is considered one of the leading experts in community- and school-based suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. He lives by the mantra, “While it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire community to save one.”
How Parents Can Prevent Suicide
Dr. Hudnall's free 45-minute course covers:
The basic principles of mental health
Why suicide occurs
The warning signs of suicide
What not to say and do with a child at risk of suicide
What you should say and do with a child at risk of suicide
Where to go for help
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