• Suicide Prevention

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 10-14 and the second leading cause of death among persons 15-34.  If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, tell a school administrator, counselor or trusted adult.  DON'T keep this a secret! GET HELP!  


    You are not alone, and help is available. If you are located within the U.S., visit The Lifeline

    What You Need to Know

    • Suicide is a complicated behavior. It is not caused by a single event such as a bad grade, an argument, or the breakup of a relationship. 
    • In 90% of suicides there is an underlying, treatable mental disorder like depression or substance abuse.
    • Mental disorders affect the way people feel and prevent them from thinking clearly and rationally. Having a mental disorder is nothing to be ashamed of, and help is available.
    • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention lists the risk factors for suicide and frequently asked questions.  
    • Tips for PARENTS
Know The Signs Suicide is Preventable