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SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

posted Aug 23, 2019, 6:26 AM by Brittany Haupt
SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in children ages 10-14 years old. The Millard Public School district takes this issue very seriously and requires counselors, social workers and school psychologists to present information on signs of depression and suicide and prevention yearly to all students in middle school and high school. They will also be addressing the importance of reporting if students are concerned about another person who may be exhibiting these signs. 

During this time all students will complete a screener for depression and potential suicidal ideation. All students who flag out will speak directly to and privately with a counselor, social worker or psychologist before leaving school the day they complete the screener. If your child flags out at risk, you will also be receiving a phone call the day your child completes the screener. Student safety and mental health are our most important concerns. Please call your child's grade level counselor if you have any questions or concerns. 
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