Suicide Prevention Month Resources for Students and Families

--- Published on September 29th 2020 ---
Girl putting arm on friend symbolizing social emotional support

As part of September’s Suicide Prevention Month, Natomas Unified School District wants to ensure parents and primary caregivers are aware of the prevalence of suicide and suicide attempts among youth, the warning signs of suicide, how to respond when they recognize their child or another youth is at risk, and where to turn for help in the community when a crisis occurs. Although parents may be aware that children and teens die by suicide, they often do not think it could happen to their child or in their community. To help educate our families, we are providing a pre-recorded suicide prevention training. Please click here to view this training or visit your school’s Digital Backpack. Training in Spanish can be accessed here.

The following handouts are also provided as part of this training:
Suicidal Thinking and Threats: Helping Handout for Home
Mental Health & Community Resources

After watching this training, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school psychologist assigned to your child’s school site by clicking on the link below:
Contact a School Psychologist to Ask Questions Related to this Training

If you are concerned about your child or another student’s social emotional well-being, please fill out the referral form to request social-emotional support services through the Natomas Unified School District:
Social-Emotional Support Referral Form

*If your child is ever in an immediate suicidal crisis, call 911 or take your child to the nearest emergency room.