Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for immediate help.

 

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Local Resources

It is necessary to maintain lists of resources available for use by school personnel so that they know exactly who to contact when they are working with a student who might be suicidal. When compiling your own list with local and state contact information, the following may be considered. Providing these contacts on a resource card to staff, students, and community would be beneficial as well.

School Resources:

  • Administrators
  • Nurses
  • School gatekeepers (individuals trained to recognize and respond to suicidal
  • behavior)
  • Social workers & guidance counselors
  • School resource officers
  • Psychological services providers

Community Resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Mental health agencies, especially crisis service units
  • Human services within the county
  • Private clinics/facilities
  • Hospital emergency rooms
  • Police
  • Local clergy or spiritual leaders
  • Substance abuse and suicide prevention information

Compiled from: Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Guidelines.