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!
ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IN CRISIS?
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
MVSUD Board Policies
Linked Resources for Students and Families:
Fast Facts, Risk and Protective Factors, Prevention Strategies, Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24/7 voice and chat line. 1-800-273-8255
Easy access to mental health and suicide prevention resources for Riverside County.
Suicide Prevention Resource CenterSPRC.org, the home of over 490 web pages and 250 library resources on suicide prevention information.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2007 -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide.
American Association of Suicidology
The American Association of Suicidology is an education and resource organization.
We do not provide direct services. IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS AND NEED IMMEDIATE HELP, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
The Trevor ProjectThe Trevor Project- for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning youth
Suicide Prevention 101 from Directing Change24/7 Anonymous HELP LINES.
- 1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service
- 1-951-686-4357 Up to Riverside Suicide Prevention Help Line
- 1-800-843-5200 California Youth Crisis Hotline
- 1-866-488-7386 The Trevor Project for crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.