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September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

posted Sep 6, 2017, 7:51 AM by Trevor Wenger   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 7:51 AM ]

During the month of September, school counselors, social workers, and school psychologists will educate students on suicide awareness and prevention.  Together we can work to prevent suicide.  Research shows that students who think about suicide give warning signs.  Our community of parents, school staff, and public agencies must come together to identify students who are at risk to get them the help they need.  The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) highlights the following as some warning signs of suicide:

  • Suicidal threats in the forms of direct and indirect statements

  • Suicide notes and plans

  • Prior suicidal behavior

  • Making final arrangements (e.g., making funeral arrangements, writing a will, giving away prized possessions.)

  • Preoccupation with death

  • Changes in behavior, appearance, thoughts and/or feelings

If you observe these signs in your child, please call the hotline number (1-800-SUICIDE) or seek assistance from your school’s counselor, social worker or psychologist.

If you prefer your child not receive this information please contact your school counselor by phone or e-mail.

Cari Hagemoser
6th Grade
Stef Lorenzen
7th Grade
Mandy Farwell
8th Grade