Title: Maddy's Puzzle- LSF Virtual Behavioral Health Innovation Challenge Submission
Author: Gilchrist County School District
Description: Maddy's Puzzle is a suicide prevention education curriculum designed to be completed in groups of 4-6 middle or high school students. The kit is contained within a backpack designed to emulate the personal belongings of a fictional student named Maddy who is experiencing suicidal ideation. The kit consists of puzzles hidden throughout Maddy's things that students must solve in order to find hidden journal pages. These pages act as an educational piece demonstrating the internal dialogue of the student. This provides students an example of what it might be like to experience ideation and how to get help for it if they do.