Please click on the link below to view the flyer, which contains links to both an educational video on suicide warning signs and prevention, as well as discussion questions to facilitate a conversation with your child about mental health and suicide. Both English and Spanish versions are available. This video, among other activities, is part of the state mandated presentations.
Warning signs may also include: writing goodbye letters, loss of interest in activities/hobbies, sudden decline in academic performance, a sudden relief and sense of joy in the absence of anything changing in their life, decline in personal hygiene, sleeping/eating pattern changes, chronic stomach aches or headaches
Risk factors may also include: Family problems, being expelled from school or getting into serious trouble, victim of assault, LGBT+ students, homelessness
Protective factors (i.e. what helps keep an individual safe from suicide) may also include: future goals, an area in which they excel (sports, games, hobbies, etc.), pets, sibling closeness, openness of communication
If you, or someone you know, is struggling with suicidal thoughts please reach out to the following organizations:
- Text Crisis Line: https://www.crisistextline.org/
- Suicide Crisis Line: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/