Suicide Prevention Family Resources
Welcome Parents! Lancaster School District is proud to provide suicide prevention resources in response to AB 2246, which is a new law that mandates school districts to establish and implement suicide prevention policies for students in grades 7-12.
Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth 14 years and older? In 2013, 8% of youth have attempted suicide in the previous 12 months, while 17% of youth reported having seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous 12 months. These are alarming statistics.
The Lancaster School District school counselors and psychologists are available at every school site. They have been trained to assess suicidal ideation and respond appropriately to the level of threat identified. It is the top priority of our counselors and psychologists to ensure the safety of the students in our school district. Please use our counselors and psychologists as resources, in addition to the information provided on this website.
In the links below, you can find information regarding warning signs and risk factors of youth suicide, as well as how to respond if you find out your child has suicidal thoughts or attempts. We provide you with crisis hotline information and local mental health providers. Also take a look at the two video links for important messages for parents.
If you have questions about the Lancaster School district Suicide Prevention Policy or need more information to support your child, contact Trish Wilson, Coordinator of Climate, Culture and Counselors in Pupil Safety and Attendance 661-723-0351 Option 5 ext. 467.
Lancaster School District Suicide Prevention Policy
The Lancaster School District Suicide Prevention Policy was developed in response to AB 2246. The policy follows as well as a summary of what the policy means for the families in Lancaster School District.
Suicide Information for Parents
The following documents provide parents with information pertaining to the risk factors and warning signs of youth suicide. It also indicates what to do if your child expresses suicidal thoughts.
Mental Health Providers and Crisis Hotlines
The following documents provide a list of local mental health providers as well as crisis hotlines parents.