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Suicide Prevention

Overview

Suicide prevention work in our Marin County schools is of paramount importance as it directly addresses the well-being and safety of our students. Schools serve as crucial environments where signs of distress or mental health struggles may first emerge. By implementing prevention programs, we can foster a supportive atmosphere where students feel comfortable seeking help and understanding that they are not alone in their struggles. These efforts not only aim to intervene in crisis situations but also work towards building resilience and coping skills among students, equipping them with the tools to navigate life's challenges.

Talk with Someone 24/7

If you or someone you know is in distress, please contact:

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988

24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline (415) 499-1100 (Buckelew)

Access Line for Care or Support  (888) 818-1115  or  CLICK HERE

24/7 Crisis Phone Line (415) 473-6666 

24/7 Crisis Text Service  text MARIN to 741741 (Marin Behavioral Health and Recovery Services)

Click here for additional local, 24 hour crisis services

Trainings

Suicide prevention trainings made available to Marin public school staff and students...

AFSP

  • Virtual
  • Live
  • Adults
  • Students
  • More information

Questions? Contact:

Kristen Law

Signs of Suicide

Questions? Contact:

Kara Connors

Well Beyond

  • Virtual
  • Self-paced
  • Mental health professionals (public schools only)
  • No students
  • More information

Questions? Contact:

Jennifer Le


Suicide Prevention Resources


School-Based Suicide Risk Assessment Procedures

Adopted July 1, 2022

Per Assembly Bill 2246, all school districts must have a policy in place to address student suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. The School-Based Suicide Risk Assessment Procedures work to address the practices related to suicide risk assessment and serve to supplement (rather than replace) existing comprehensive district policies within each of the Marin County SELPA’s member LEAs.

Providing a safe, positive, and welcoming school climate and ensuring that students have trusting relationships with adults serves as the foundation for effective suicide prevention efforts. All school personnel have a legal and ethical responsibility to recognize and respond to suicidal thinking and behavior. Using evidence-based practices as the foundation, the Marin County SELPA in partnership with the Marin County Wellness Collaborative, Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, and Each Mind Matters, developed the School-Based Suicide Risk Assessment Procedures to support the assessment and response to signs of distress and suicidal ideation in students.

Please register HERE to Complete the Marin County Suicide Risk Assessment & Intervention Training.

School-Based Suicide Risk Assessment Procedures - 5 Parts


Postvention and Crisis Response

For more information related to postvention and crisis response, click here.