Suicide Prevention: Getting Your Students the Care They Need

September 30th, 2021  |  12pm CT

Suicide Prevention: Getting Your Students the Care They Need

September 30th, 2021 | 12pm CT

Lightspeed Safety Specialists

"Keeping your students safe is our only job." - Jason Veselka, Lightspeed Safety Specialist

Who Are Lightspeed Safety Specialists?

Our global team of Lightspeed Safety Specialists are in-house, on premise, and fully vetted, with backgrounds in education, law enforcement, investigation, Secret Service training, and mental health. Our safety specialists are further trained by both threat assessment and suicide prevention experts, and available 24/7/365, ensuring the safety of your students and staff with the best team of human reviewers possible.

Safety Specialist Team Stories

Lightspeed Safety Specialist

Jason Veselka

  • Grew up in Austin and currently located in Dallas, Texas
  • 25 years of experience in law enforcement: Detective, Special Deputy U.S. Marshals, FBI Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force officer
  • Certified trainer for suicide prevention through American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
  • CSAM trained through Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
  • “I know that our work impacts not only the lives of students, but also the families and the communities that they live in. I believe we are saving and changing lives.”
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Ariana Marks

  • Born and raised in Austin, Texas
  • Former teacher with a degree in Psychology and Mental Health
  • Suicide prevention trained through American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
  • CSAM trained through Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
  • “I feel like I’m making a big impact on kids’ lives. What if that school didn’t have Alert or Safety Specialists? It’s scary to think about the worst-case scenario.”

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Jacob Troost

  • Grew up in New York and currently located in Austin, Texas
  • Former teacher with experience in Social Emotional Learning and Risk Management
  • Suicide prevention trained through American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
  • CSAM trained through Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
  • “As Safety Specialists we’re trained to pick up on certain behaviors and trends in order to take profound and quick action. It’s a humbling experience.”
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Meet the Team

Prevent Suicide and School Violence

Unlike our competitors’ online safety solutions, Lightspeed Alert™ is designed to detect early warning signs of threats by combining comprehensive AI technology and human review monitoring to prevent suicide, cyberbullying, self-harm, and on-campus violence.

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