September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide continues to be the second leading cause of death for children and adolescents. Rates of ideation, hospitalization and deaths by suicide remain alarming.
The district will be teaching students age-appropriate lessons in healthy and unhealthy communication, healthy coping skills, how to help a friend, and when to seek a trusted adult for support.
This year WWPS is able to expand the Sources of Strength Program to Garrison, Pioneer, Wa-Hi, and Lincoln. Sources of Strength is a program that promotes seeking help and developing coping strategies.
If you or a loved one need support REACH OUT! The local Crisis Hotline is (509) 524-2999, the National LifeLine is (800) 273-TALK (8255), or you can text HOME to 741741. Staff and students can also reach out to their school counselor for additional supports and resources.