Suicide Awareness & Prevention
The school district cares about preventing suicide and is committed to helping our employees increase their awareness of risk factors displayed by students and colleagues. We would like to take this opportunity to share information about the training we designed for suicide awareness and prevention.
Training for employees occurs annually and was developed by Unified School District 232's mental health experts and includes the following:
Coping with Uncertainty
An important component of keeping youth safe following a stated or perceived risk for suicide is to assess the individual’s access to lethal means. While this is not an exclusive list, it is intended to help guide caregivers to assess their environment so that they may remove/restrict potential lethal means from the environment.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Or text "CONNECT" to 741741
The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for individuals in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.