New Laws Require Schools to Print Suicide Prevention Information on Student ID Cards

By BadgePass  |  August 5, 2021


K-12 Education

Suicide Prevention information on the back of school identification card

BadgePass: Suicide Prevention Information on back of Student ID Cards

With mental health and suicide prevention becoming an increasing priority in schools, several states across the country have passed laws requiring schools to include the suicide prevention hotline and/or additional crisis resources on the back of all student ID cards issued by public schools, universities, and community colleges. As of today, nine states have passed legislation requiring this information to be printed on the back of student ID cards, with many more states expected to follow suit considering the strong bipartisan support.

Printing suicide prevention hotlines on student ID cards has been a topic of discussion at the collegiate level for a while now, with an increasing number of universities adding valuable resources to the backs of campus cards. Making this contact information readily available can be a gamechanger for students of all grade levels, knowing they always have lifesaving information at their fingertips. It’s one more way to help students know they’re not alone and give them someone to talk to in a crisis.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides free and confidential emotional support to people who are in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

If your school is looking to add this information to student ID cards, BadgePass can help assist you and ensure your school has the right solutions to print these cards, and even add functionality to increase security and simplify everyday processes at your school. Contact us today to learn more! 601.499.2131