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.
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 661-940-4355 ext. 213.