Suicide Prevention

MISSION

In 2011 statistics indicate that 10% of Johnson County high school males and 13.6% of females seriously considered attempting suicide and 6% of those Johnson County high school males and 5.7% of females attempted suicide at least once.  With the tragic consequences of a potential student suicide in mind, Spring Hill High School is committed to suicide awareness, education and prevention.  As stated in the district’s Suicide Prevention/Intervention Manual (2013) ‘despite our best efforts of prevention, we will at times be faced with the need for intervention’.  As we treasure all our students and stakeholders, it is critical that we are aware of the warning signs, indicators of risk, how to report concerns and the process which is in place to help students. 

RESOURCES

Johnson County Mental Health Center (Offers a wide range of mental health and substance abuse services to residents of Johnson County) 

Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) (Provides excellent information on how to determine the degree of risk and how to respond)

Marillac Center (Marillac provides comprehensive mental health services for children, adolescents and families)

Niles Home for Children (Offers safe, intensive residential treatment for children in severe crisis)

KVC Behavioral HealthCare Inc. (Provides a continuum of medical and behavioral care for children)

Jason Foundation- (Provides infomation about suicide prevention and support)

More Than Sad (pdf, 1.01MB)- Teacher and Staff Suicide Prevention Education (manual)

More Than Sad (pdf, 1.67GB)- Teacher and Staff Suicide Prevention Education (ppt)

HOTLINES

SHHS SCHOOL HOTLINE 913-592-7199. (checked daily by the School Resource Officer)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Johnson County Mental Health Crisis Line 1-913-268-0156

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