Suicide Prevention

Our support staff includes Social Workers and Psychologists who can be reached with questions or concerns. The Guidance Department at the middle school (353-7220) or the high school (353-7120) provides professional assistance available to families. The safety, security and psychological well-being of each student is priority.

Si le hace falta información traducida en español, llame a Yesenia Polanco 353-7042.

Si ou bezwen enfòmasyon tradui an kreyòl,rele Jocelyne Abraham nan 353-7044.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the suicide rate for young people aged 10 to 24 rose 56% between 2007 and 2017. 

The District recognizes that schools have an important role, in partnership with parents and guardians, in preventing youth suicide.  Being aware of risk factors in students' lives is key to this responsibility.  Our administrators and support staff want to be respectful and responsive to community members when addressing or discussing the topic of suicide.  To our parents, guardians and friends who may be looking for resources to better understand suicide risk and prevention or for age-appropriate resources to discuss suicide, please see a list of online resources provided on this web page.