CREATING RESILIENT TEENS

H.E.L.P. & Look.Listen.Link. Suicide Prevention Curriculum

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Mission

Lewisville ISD will utilize a research-based classroom curriculum to increase awareness of teen depression and anxiety among middle school and high school students. Our mission is to empower students to comfortably and confidently seek help for friends or themselves who may be depressed or suicidal.

Vision

Lewisville ISD envisions a district where our students are nurtured and supported, where stakeholders are aware of risk factors of suicide, and know how to actively seek help from accessible, effective school and community resources.

Purpose


House Bill 1386, Early Mental Health Intervention and Prevention of Youth Suicide, mandates that all middle school and high school campuses provide a comprehensive suicide prevention program for implementation in all secondary public schools. Best practices indicate that a comprehensive program should include a student awareness component that includes the following:

· Information about depression

· How to recognize signs in self or a friend

· How to seek help for self or a friend

LISD secondary campuses will utilize the LOOK.LISTEN.LINK or H.E.L.P. curriculum.

Middle School Objectives

o Define stress and anxiety

o Identify causes and symptoms of stress and anxiety

o Demonstrate healthy ways to deal with stress and anxiety

o Name adult resources to go to for help

High School Objectives

o Define the symptoms of depression and stress

o Identify the benefits of healthy coping strategies and treatment of depression

o Recognize the warning signs for suicide

o Identify resources for help at school and in the community

Parent Preview Night @ LISD Bolin Administration Building

Tuesday, Dec. 9th, 6:30-7:30pm

1565 W Main St

Lewisville, TX

Parent Preview Night @ LISD Career Center East

Tuesday, Dec. 9th, 6:30-7:30pm

2553 Farm to Market Road 544

Lewisville, TX