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The Governing Board recognizes that suicide is a leading cause of death among youth and that school personnel who regularly interact with students are often in a position to recognize the warning signs of suicide and to offer appropriate referral and/or assistance. In an effort to reduce suicidal behavior and its impact on students and families, the Superintendent or designee shall develop measures and strategies for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.


Behavioral Health services designed to meet the needs of children, teens, and young adults, ranging from ages 2-25 are available through the County. We provide in-home, rehabilitative, and case management services. These services focus on building children’s skills to reduce symptoms and promote personal independence and increase level of functioning.
The Crisis Text Line will respond 24/7/365.  They will help get you through it: If you need help, text LISTEN to 741741.  Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Also available 24x7.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and question (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.  If you are thinking about suicide or are feeling alone and need someone to talk to, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 for immediate help.  It's free, confidential, and available 24/7.
A statewide, toll-free, 24 hour, confidential Hotline available to teens and young adults ages 12-24 and/or any adults supporting youth.  If you or someone you know is in crisis, don't hesitate to call 1-800-843-5200.
TEEN LINE- 1-310-855-HOPE(4673); or Text "TEEN to 839863
TEEN LINE is a confidential telephone helpline for teenage callers.  It operates every evening from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm PST and is toll-free from anywhere in California.  If you have a problem (i.e. abuse, AIDS, alcoholism, depression, divorce, drugs, gangs, homelessness, pregnancy, sexuality, violence, suicide) or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you!
1-888-281-3000 (24 Hour Support Line) or 1-800-273-8255 (24 Hour Suicide Crisis Line)
Dedicated, extensively trained volunteers are available to parents, grandparents raising grandkids, and other caregivers who may be in crisis, seeking information or resources for their family, or just need someone to listen and provide encouragement when it's most needed. 
Toll Free- 1-800-323-7711 or Local Calls- (530) 527-1911
The Child Abuse Hotline is available 24 hours a day, every day to receive reports and investigate suspected child abuse.  Community members have an important role in protecting children from abuse and neglect.  If you suspect that a child you know is being abused, neglected, or exploited (or you are the child living under these conditions) you can make a referral by calling one of the above numbers. 



Student identification cards for students in grades 7-12 include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline telephone number and may also include the Crisis Text Line and/or a local suicide prevention hotline telephone number.  (Education Code 215.5)


The district's comprehensive health education program shall promote the healthy mental, emotional, and social development of students and shall be aligned with the state content standards and curriculum framework. Suicide prevention instruction shall be incorporated into the health education curriculum in an age-appropriate manner.


Students shall be encouraged to notify a teacher, principal, counselor, or another adult when they are experiencing thoughts of suicide or when they suspect or have knowledge of another student's suicidal intentions.

Every statement regarding suicidal intent shall be taken seriously. Whenever a staff member suspects or has knowledge of a student's suicidal intentions based on the student's verbalizations or act of self-harm, the staff member shall promptly notify the principal or school counselor, who shall implement district intervention protocols as appropriate.