Information on Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents Webinar

  • October 10, 2022

    Dear Parent/Guardians,

    As we continue through challenging and unconventional times, it is important that we are alert and paying attention to the mental health of our children and teens. We can do this by learning or revisiting the signs of when a young person might be in distress and possibly contemplating suicide and learning what to say and do if suicidal ideation is present.

    The California Department of Education, Directing Change, and Teen Line are hosting a free webinar and Facebook Live event: Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do.  This free webinar will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their teen, actions to take if their teen is having a suicidal thought, and resources.  The webinar is provided in partnership with the California Department of Education, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line. 

    Additional Resources:

    • Suicide Prevention: A Resource for Parents Brochure: This e-brochure includes questions parents can ask themselves to assess if their teen might be at risk of suicide and actions to take.  Tips on raising resilient teens as well as resources are provided.

    Marie Russell
    Director of Communications, Family Engagement, & Outreach

Suicide Prevention Information and Student IDs

  • During the 2018-19 school year, all Turlock Unified School District certificated teachers and administrators were trained in Question, Persuade, Respond (QPR) which is a prevention/intervention program for students and staff. Also, as announced during the training as of July 1, 2019, student ID cards will be required to include suicide prevention information.

    SENATE BILL NO.972  In response to passage of Senate Bill 972 and the addendum to California Education Code section 215.5, California Public Schools, charter, and private schools that serve pupils in grades 7 to 12, and higher education institutions, are required to include suicide hotline numbers, and the Crisis Text Line number on one or other side of the student identification cards.

    In TUSD, the new ID cards will include:

    • The telephone number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255.
    • Crisis Text Line which can be accessed by texting RENEW to 741741

    The bill requires schools and public or private institutions to issue new cards commencing July 1, 2019.

Mayo Clinic Teen Suicide Prevention

Turlock High School

Pitman High School

Roselawn Continuation High School

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Regional Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services

  • For help with a mental health or life-threatening emergency, call 911. If you are feeling suicidal (or if you are concerned about someone), there is help available right now:

    Stanislaus County Community Services Response Team

    • Access Line: (209) 558-4600
    • Available 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week
    • Spanish Language Capabilities
    • Call to access services or request a psychiatric evaluation.

    Stanislaus County Warm Line

    • (209) 558-4600
    • 24 Hours a day, 7 days a Week
    • On-site Peer Support and Warm Line Services are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    Stanislaus County residents can call the warm line when they are:

    • Having a hard time making it through the day – but are not in crisis
    • Needing a caring listener to provide effective feedback to help explore options
    • Wants some support, assistance and resources toward recovery
    • This is a mental health consumer-run program providing non-crisis intervention, offering peer support, referrals, and shared experience of hope and recovery

    Crisis Text Line

    • Text "Home" to 741741 or 988 to reach a crisis counselor when you are feeling depressed, sad, or going through any kind of emotional crisis and a crisis worker will text you back immediately. Many people, including teens, prefer text to talking on the phone.  It's a free service for anyone--teens, adults, etc. who live in the U.S.

    Regional Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services

    • 988
    • 1-800-273-TALK
    • 1-800-SUICIDE
    • (530) 885 -2300