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Suicide Prevention Information

 
 
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION TIPS FLYER
 



 
RATIONALE: Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is committed to the success and positive mental health of all students. It is important to understand how to identify and support students who may need mental health support. The attached flyers are provided as a quick support guide for educators, families and youth regarding suicide prevention. The information in the attached flyers is directly taken from https://www.youthsuicidewarningsigns.org/youth. Additional information regarding mental health and suicide prevention can be found on the BCPS Mental Health and Wellness Portal at: http://www.bcps-mentalhealth.com.
 
Specific guidance from the National Institute for Mental Health regarding social media and suicide prevention states, “If you see messages or live streaming suicidal behavior on social media, call 911 or contact the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1–800–273–TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text FL to 741741) available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1–800–799–4889. All calls are confidential. This service is available to everyone. People—even strangers—have saved lives by being vigilant.”
 
For more information, please contact Dr. Mary Claire Mucenic, ESLS Director Support Services, at maryclaire.mucenic@browardschools.com  or 754-321-3400; or Dr. Charlene Grecsek, Coordinator, SEDNET at charlene.grecsek@browardschools.com  or 754-321-3400.