September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. While suicide prevention is important to address year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength around a difficult topic. The truth is, we can all benefit from honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide, because just one conversation can change a life (National Alliance on Mental Illness http://www.nami.org). Suicide is the second leading cause of death in adolescence. EMS ISD is committed to being a competent school community in suicide prevention. As a district, we train our staff to identify students who may be at risk for suicide, refer students to counselors, and work with parents to provide support for students.
Click here for additional information and resources related to suicide prevention.
Texas Suicide Prevention (website)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Spanish Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-888-628-9454