Suicide Prevention - Resources for Families

Last Updated: 9/6/2022 5:32 PM

National Suicide Prevention Month - September 2022

Resources for Families



September is National Suicide Prevention Month. As parents and guardians, being informed about the signs of suicide, the risk factors, the protective factors, as well as resources available to help, is the best strategy to help keep our children safe. As a school district, educating and enlisting the support of parents, guardians, and families in our suicide prevention efforts is essential.


Please take a moment to review the information below, and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s counselor or case manager. We are here to help. 


From the Child Mind Institute



Signs a Child Might Be Suicidal


What to Do if You Are Worried about Suicide - A Parent's Guide to Helping a Child in Distress


Teen Suicides - What are the Risk Factors?


LGBT Teens, Bullying, and Suicide


Helping Resistant Teens into Treatment


From the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide



Not My Kid: What Every Parent Should Know


From the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


988 lifeline


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


From the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris


Stop Teen Suicide


You Are Not Alone




Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents & Educators


Additional Resources/Hotlines


NJ Suicide Prevention Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735 or 988

2nd Floor: Call or Text 1-888-222-2228

Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 or Text TALK to 678678

Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741741