The District has partnered with Elyssa’s Mission to bring suicide prevention education to staff, parents and students. The organization is a valuable local source of information about suicide prevention, and we encourage parents to access the many resources found on their website. Elyssa’s Mission provided this handout on suicide risk factors, warning signs and resources.
Elyssa's Mission Presentation
Text-A-Tip is a resource for pre-teens and teenagers to reach out for help.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers a 24/7 hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) as well as an online crisis chat.
The following additional resources may help guide conversations with your child at home, and provide direct contacts if you need assistance. Of course, don’t hesitate to contact the counselor or social worker at your child’s school for support on this important issue.