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Suicide Prevention

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

Resources
 
SSPI letter with recommendations and resources to support suicide prevention.
 

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.

 
Contains peer-reviewed research-based programs, videos, and books on suicide prevention and intervention. To access these materials, click on "Health Education Library" and use the key word "suicide." These materials can be borrowed from the resource center for four weeks with free delivery anywhere in California.
 
Our mission is to make sure no young person feels alone in their depression. We are dedicated to creating a community of empathy and education. We create middle school and high school teen depression awareness programs so educators and teens can create safe spaces to learn about depression, letting students know they are never alone, and there is somewhere to turn.
 
If you are thinking about suicide or are feeling alone and need someone to talk to, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 for immediate help. It’s free, confidential, and available 24/7.
 
Nami, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
 
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
 

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.

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