In Case of a Mental Health Emergency...
Students --If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or are concerned about a friend, please seek assistance from me right away. I am here to help!
Parents --If you have a concern about your student or another during school hours, please contact me immediately. If I am unavailable, please ask to speak with Mr. Bailey. If your child is experiencing a mental health crisis at home, it is very important that they be seen by a mental health provider as soon as possible. If your student is in immediate danger, CALL 911. In any scenario, please contact me so that we can develop a plan of support.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death in our nation today. We lose an average of more than 113 young people each week to this tragedy that can be prevented.
Remember: Never be reluctant to get involved and always take any child/adolescent’s desire or intent to harm themselves seriously. If you suspect a young person of suicidal ideation, get them to professional help immediately. Suicide is Preventable.
You can get more resources about suicide at The Jason Foundation.
Four out of five teens who attempt suicide give clear warning signs.
Warning Signs of suicidal ideation include, but are not limited, to the following:
Along with these warning signs, there are certain Risk Factors that can elevate the possibility of suicidal ideation.
If you have concerns about a friend, please talk to your school counselor or a trusted adult immediately.