Suicide Prevention Resources
Vallecito Union School District recognizes the importance of recognizing warning signs for suicide to prevent, intervene, and provide post-care for students who have considered or attempted suicide.
In case of an emergency, dial 911.
- Talking about wanting to die or kill oneself.
- Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
- Talking about being a burden to others.
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
- Sleeping too little or too much.
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
- Displaying extreme mood swings.
Here's What You Can Do
Calaveras County Office of Education: Student Mental Health Resources
The Calaveras County Office of Education supports Student Mental Health in collaboration with many other county agencies. CCOE provides mental health resources and training for school staff, students and families; and supports districts’ efforts to respond to student mental health needs.
California Healthy Kids Resources Center
Contains peer-reviewed research-based programs, videos, and books on suicide prevention and intervention. To access these materials, click on "Health Education Library" and use the keyword "suicide." These materials can be borrowed from the resource center for four weeks with free delivery anywhere in California.
Our mission is to make sure no young person feels alone in their depression. We are dedicated to creating a community of empathy and education. We create middle school and high school teen depression awareness programs so educators and teens can create safe spaces to learn about depression, letting students know they are never alone, and there is somewhere to turn.
If you are thinking about suicide or are feeling alone and need someone to talk to, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 for immediate help. It’s free, confidential, and available 24/7.