Suicide and Depression Awareness

  • The District addresses suicide and depression awareness in conjunction with Board of Education Policy 7:290 Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention, in order to provide students, parents/guardians and employees with practices and procedures for early identification and referral of students possibly at risk of suicide or depression.

    • The Erika’s Lighthouse program is provided to 6th grade students to raise awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues. For more information, please visit Erika’s Lighthouse.

    • For 7th and 8th graders, the Signs of Suicide (SOS) program (below) is implemented for depression and suicide awareness.

    Parent/student resources:

Signs of Suicide Program