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- If it is an emergency call 911.
- If you or someone you know is not in immediate danger but need to talk to a person right away call 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).
- If you or someone you know is not in immediate danger but need to text a person right away text HELLO to 741741 (crisis text line).
- The National Association of School Psychologists’ School Safety and Crisis Response Committee provides phone, e-mail, and onsite consultation.
- The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) provides schools, agencies, and parents with names of TLC-certified trauma practitioners in their area who are available for consultation and referrals. TLC also has certified trauma trainers who can come to a school, organization, or community to provide training on suicide crisis response and postvention as well as other trauma-related topics. Call 877-306-5256 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Dougy Center: National Center for Grieving Children & Families provides phone and onsite consultation and onsite training.
- Many states also have resources available. SPRC’s website provides suicide prevention contacts in every state who can assist you in identifying local experts (www.sprc.org/states). You can also check with your state’s office of education.
Sometimes it takes a few days for news of this nature to set in before support is needed.Counseling and mental health staff always are on hand to give students and staff the support they need. We ask that you pay extra attention to yourself, your peers, and student during the next few days; if you sense any student(s) in need, please encourage them to visit Mrs. Barry, Mrs. Martin, and or Mrs. Starbowski, our counseling and social work team.