If you or someone you know is struggling, text ACT to 741741 to contact the Crisis Text Line.
You can also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255.
If you believe your child is in immediate crisis, please contact the Integrated Family Serives Mobile Crisis Team at 1-866-437-1821 / 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
Suicide is a leading cause of death among school age youth. However, suicide is preventable. Youth who are contemplating suicide frequently give warning signs of their distress. Parents, teachers, and friends are in a key position to pick up on these signs and get help. Most important is to never take these warning signs lightly or promise to keep them secret. When all adults and students in the school community are committed to making suicide prevention a priority-and are empowered to take the correct actions-we can help youth before they engage in behavior with irreversible consequences.
Our distirct uses Signs of Suicide (SOS) to teach suicide prevention to students. Parents, students, school personnel, and members of the community are all partners in this effort to eliminate youth suicide. Please reivew the additonal pages on this website to find out how you can help.
You can also get help for your child using the following national resources. You may need to call several places to determine which one best meets your needs.
- National Mental Health Resources
- 1-800-237-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call for 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
- Crisis Text Line Text 'HOME' to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis support in the U.S.
- http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov - Find quality treatment options close to home using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA) confidential and anonymous online treatment locator.
- 1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA’s National Helpline: Call for 24/7, free and confidential information for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues.