Adolescence is a time of change, when young people may experience feelings of stress or hopelessness from many sources, including relationships with friends and family members and problems at school. Protecting the health and well-being of all students is of utmost importance to Miami ISD. All students will be expected to help create a school culture of respect and support in which students feel comfortable seeking help for themselves or friends. Students are encouraged to tell any staff member if they, or a friend, are feeling suicidal or in need of help.
Some warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these, seek help by calling the Lifeline.
"How Can You Help Them?"
It can be scary when a friend of loved one is thinking about suicide. It’s hard to know how a suicidal crisis feels and how to act. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) at any time for help if a friend is struggling.
Visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website
The District has compiled a list of resources available to assist students, staff, or families who may be dealing with this serious issue: