We can all help prevent suicide!
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 to 24. More young people die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined.
Haysville USD 261 believes that education is the key to prevention and that suicide prevention is everybody's business. When all students and adults in the community are committed to fighting the "Silent Epidemic" of youth suicide, we can make a difference. Suicide is preventable!
If you or a someone you know is thinking about suicide, please contact one of the resources below. If you have an urgent need, please call 911. If you suspect a person of suicidal thoughts, get them to professional help immediately.
Resources for Parents, Educators, and Students:
- COMCARE of Sedgwick County/Crisis Intervention Services
- Kansas Children's Service League
- Prairie View
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- You Matter
- The Trevor Project
- The Jason Foundation
- "Be The One"
- Headquarters Counseling Center
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