Suicide Prevention

Rates of suicide and attempted suicide in teens, pre-teens and even younger children have been tragically rising. As difficult as it is, we all must educate ourselves about signs of suicide, prevention resources and crisis strategies.   

 

Crisis

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line - text HELLO to 741741

211.org - connect with local mental health resources.  

Text zip code to 898211

 

Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) Crisis Response Support

PDF with phone, text and website contact info for crisis support in English and Spanish

 

MCOE Mental Health Resources for Students and Families 

PDF list of phone numbers for hotlines, community counseling agencies and hospitals, with links to online resources and books compiled by MCOE

Learn the FACTS

One page PDF handout detailing warning signs of suicide through the acronym FACTS - Feelings, Actions, Changes, Threats, Situations

 

Preventing Youth Suicide (National Association of School Psychologists)

PDF handout of tips for parents and educators including risk factors, warning signs, what to do and online resources

 

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

Organization providing resources for parents, educators, teens and clinicians, including links, articles, blog, scripts for talking with children about suicide, community presentations and training for educators

Marin County Suicide Preventation Webinar

Youtube link of April 13, 2021 event