Lennox School District recognizes the importance of recognizing warning signs for suicide to prevent, intervene, and provide post-care for students who have considered or attempted suicide. In accord with California Assembly Bill 2246, LSD implements a suicide prevention, intervention, and post-vention policy that specifically addresses the needs of high risk groups. Included in the policy is suicide prevention awareness training for LSD staff as well as students at the secondary level.
In cases of emergency, dial 911. For help, please utilize the resources below:
LA County Suicide Prevention Crisis Line (24/7): (877) 727-4747
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - Suicide Prevention Unit - https://didihirsch.org/services/suicide-prevention/
Teen Line (800) TLC-TEEN (852-8336) or http://teenlineonline.org or text "TEEN" to 839863 between 530-930pm to speak with peer counselors
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Trevor Project Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth (24/7): (866) 488-7386
Provides general guidelines for a school-based suicide prevention program, outlining the
necessary components of a comprehensive school-based program including a sample curriculum.
This Web site also contains information about evidence-based programs for suicide prevention.
The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees recognizes that suicide is a leading cause of death among youth and that school personnel who regularly interact with students are often in a position to recognize the warning signs of suicide and to offer appropriate referral and/or assistance. In an effort to reduce suicidal behavior and its impact on students and families, the Superintendent or designee shall develop measures and strategies for suicide prevention, intervention, and post-vention.
In developing measures and strategies for use by the district, the Superintendent or designee may consult with school health professionals, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, administrators, other staff, parents/guardians, students, suicide prevention experts, local health agencies, mental health professionals, and community organizations.