The Counselors, Teachers, School Psychologist, Administration, and every other adult in the building are committed to helping students find ways to cope with the hard things in their lives.

Warning Signs*

Four out of five teens who attempt suicide give clear warning signs.

Warning Signs of suicidal ideation include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Talking about suicide
  • Making statements about feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless
  • A deepening depression
  • Preoccupation with death
  • Taking unnecessary risks or exhibiting self-destructive behavior
  • Out of character behavior
  • A loss of interest in the things one cares about
  • Visiting or calling people one cares about
  • Making arrangements; setting one’s affairs in order
  • Giving prized possessions away

 

Along with these warning signs, there are certain Risk Factors that can elevate the possibility of suicidal ideation.

  • Perfectionist personalities
  • Gay and Lesbian youth
  • Learning disabled youth
  • Loners
  • Youth with low self- esteem
  • Depressed youth
  • Students in serious trouble
  • Abused, Molested or Neglected Youth
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Parental history of violence, substance abuse, or divorce

 

*Taken from: http://jasonfoundation.com/youth-suicide/warning-signs/

 

Myths about Suicide & Suicide Prevention

School & District Resources

SRMS Counseling Department & School Psychologist

 

Jordan School District Health and Wellness

Jordan Family Education Center

 

SafeUT Crisis & Tip Line

Resources for Students and Parents

JSD Health and Wellness

Jordan Family Education Center

Therapist Information within JSD

Talking About Suicide With Your Teen

How to Talk to Your Kids About Suicidal Thoughts

10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Suicide

Helping Others with Grief

Do’s and Don’t for Assisting a Grieving Student or Bereaved Parent

Naviating Children’s Grief: How to Help Following a Death

Developmental Issues of Grieving Children and How to Help

How to Help Your Teen Deal with Suicide Grief: A handout for parents

Your Grief is Unique – Healing from Suicide Loss

Ways to Help a Traumatized Adolescent