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Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 10-19. This document outlines SMCPS’ plan to prevent, assess the risk of, intervene in, and respond to youth suicidal behavior. This plan is designed to be paired with other SMCPS initiatives that support the emotional and behavioral wellbeing of youth. 

SMCPS Suicide Prevention Plan

Additional Resources

Learn about suicide, including risk factors and warning signs, statistics and treatment, and how to report about it responsibly.  

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

What to do when someone is at risk

Talking about it