• LCPS Suicide Prevention Resources 


    Are you in crisis? Please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

    Suicide is one of the most frightening possible outcomes of mental illness. If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) immediately. This is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour service available to anyone in need of help. Never ignore or underestimate remarks about suicide. Take them seriously, and make certain that the person in crisis is cared for. And if you think your friend is in immediate danger, do not leave him or her alone—stay there and call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


    Mental Health and Wellness Parent Seminar Series


    Suicide Prevention Presentation by

    Heather Applegate, Ph.D., Supervisor of Diagnostic & Prevention Services, LCPS

    Christy Esposito-Smythers, Ph.D., Associate Professor, George Mason University

    Learn research-based principles of suicide prevention, including providing specific guidance for parents, as well as review LCPS suicide prevention strategies and procedures. This program includes: risk factors (including perfectionism) and warning signs; protective factors; strategies for identifying therapists who specialize in and have the special set of skills necessary to treat youth with suicidal ideation; best practices in a collaborative approach to managing students with suicidal ideation; and review of LCPS’s suicide prevention strategies and screening procedures. Presented Feb 2, 2017. Click here for presentation slides.



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