Keeping your child safe

If you suspect any concerns, reach out to that person, let them know you care, or immediately contact someone who can help. Always feel free to contact your child's school psychologist, school counselor or school nurse.

 

Exclamation pointNATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE  (24 hrs/day)

1-800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

 

 

Anchorage Emergency Crisis Hotline

563-3200 (24 hours a day)

 

CARELINE

1-877-266-HELP (877-266-4357)

 

Anchorage Community Mental Health

563-1000

 

Alaska Native Medical Center

729-3300

 

Good Samaritan Counseling Center

565-4000

 

North Star Behavioral Health

258-7575

 

Providence Psychiatric ER

212-2800

Text 4help

839863 3-11 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday

 

Alaska CARELINE

www.carelinealaska.com

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

www.afsp.org

 

American Association of Suicidology

www.suicidology.org

 

National Mental Health Association

www.nmha.org

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

www.aap.org

 

 

 

 

Suicide prevention in ASD health and PE

There is no simple answer to guarantee resilience in every situation. The ASD helps our students to develop the ability to negotiate their own challenges, to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress. Through instruction in Health Education and SEL skill development, we are teaching students to manage stress and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. 

 

Note: Direct instruction in suicide awareness and prevention occurs in grades 6 and 8.

 

Competence and confidence

Knowing that you can handle a situation effectively and belief in your own abilities

  • Social emotional learning skills
  • Recognizing individual strengths and accomplishments
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Responsibility
  • Recognizing personal limitations
Connection

Developing close ties to family and community creates a solid sense of security

  • Physical safety
  • Emotional safety
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Healthy relationships
  • School, family and community connections
Character

Development of a solid set of morals and values to determine right from wrong and to demonstrate a caring attitude toward others

  • Demonstrating how behaviors affect others
  • Caring
  • Demonstrating the importance of community
  • Respect for self and others

 

Contribution

Understanding the importance of personal contribution can serve as a source of purpose and motivation

  • Recognizing and respecting differences
  • Contributing to positive communities
  • Helping others
  • Service learning projects

 

Coping

Learning to cope effectively with stress

  • Developing positive and effective coping strategies
  • Understanding risky behaviors
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Where to turn for help

 

Control

Learning to cope effectively with stress

  • Developing positive and effective coping strategies
  • Understanding risky behaviors
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Where to turn for help
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