Parents can play a key role in early detection of warning signs and behaviors indicating that a child may be considering suicide. Trouble focusing, increased withdrawal from family, friends and school, a lack of interest in favorite activities and risk-taking behaviors are a few signs that indicate suicide risk.
We’re kicking off National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with a simple message — trust your gut and start the conversation. It can make a big difference.
To support our students we are asking all Westlake students to download A Friend Asks on to their iPads. A Friend Asks is a user-friendly app to learn more about the warning signs of suicide and mental health illness and how to access help! We recommend that parents download this app as well as it's extremely informative.
Crisis Text Line - Text “HELLO” to 741-741
National Suicide Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Trevor Lifeline
MCOT – Mobile Crisis Outreach Team
Finally, just a reminder that there is tons of support at school. We are lucky to have two Master's Level clinical interns from the University of Texas joining us this year. Contact us at any time!
Stay Healthy, Chaps!