National Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month. We are taking this opportunity to remind everyone to #BeThe1To keep each other safe.
Our Signs of Suicide curriculum teaches students to use the ACT process when they or someone they know is struggling. ACT stands for Acknowledge (listen to your friend, don’t ignore threats), Care (let your friend know your care), and Tell (tell a trusted adult that you are worried about your friend). School counselors, social workers, and psychologists are available at school and there are resources that can be accessed anytime of the day or night. We never want anyone to believe that suicide is the only option.
Here is a link with more information regarding suicide warning signs and resources: http://bit.ly/LPSAware
Please also review the resources below with your child so they are knowledgeable about these services:
- CenterPointe Crisis Line (Lincoln): 402-475-6695
- Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- National Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741 (text charges from your phone carrier may apply)
If someone you know is struggling, we encourage you to reach out. If you are wondering how to start a conversation about mental health or suicide, HopeLNK (https://www.hopelnk.org/) provides resources to guide you. There is help, there is hope.
Published: September 10, 2020, Updated: September 10, 2020