September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
We can all help prevent suicide.
EMS ISD is dedicated 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. We want to offer information about suicide prevention, the warning signs of suicide, and to decrease stigma surrounding mental health concerns, thereby encouraging help-seeking.
Here is what we really want you to know:
- there are actions that people can take to help prevent suicide
- prevention works
- resilience and recovery are possible
- effective programs and services exist
- help is available
This newsletter provides additional information and resources for parents. If you have questions, concerns, or are in need of other resources, please contact your child's school counselor.
Text or call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Additional hotline number:
MHMR of Tarrant County Hotline: 1-800-866-2465 or local 817-335-3022
Know the warning signs for suicide risk
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