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Crisis Intervention



Crisis Text Line – Text “HOME” to 741741 Send a SMS
Crisis Hotline –1-800-784-2433
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Student Safety & well-being 1-800-543-2428 or Anonymous Alerts

Crisis Intervention Specialist

Suicide Protocol

The District’s Suicide Protocol is designed to assist staff members in responding to student threats of suicide or self-harm. A suicide threat is any indication through words, in writing or behavior indicating a person may have self-destructive tendencies and/or the intent to take their own life. The District will not ignore any suicide threat.

View Suicide Protocol Packet – English Versionpdf
View Suicide Protocol Packet – Spanish Versionpdf

1. Secure Student

  • DO NOT LEAVE STUDENT ALONE. Do not send the student back to class. Do not allow the student to get on the bus or drive home. Make sure an adult is with the student at all times (including bathroom and lunch). Do not allow the student to enter any locked facility alone.
  • Staff should speak calmly to the student and do their best to protect the student’s privacy. The student needs to be made aware of the limits of confidentiality (harm to self, harm to others or being harmed will lead to needing help by informing parents/guardians and/or helping agencies).
  • Listen to the student. Let them tell you their story. Do not add words or clarify with specific words.

After School Hours Help

For urgent safety concerns requiring police or ambulance services, dial 911.