September is Suicide Prevention Month. Walla Walla Public Schools has invested in a comprehensive Social and Emotional Learning program to promote healthy mental, emotional and social development. The district remains committed to promoting a positive school climate through programs like Sources of Strength, which helps students lean on people in their lives who they trust when times are difficult. WWPS provides suicide prevention training to staff to help identify and respond to students at risk of suicide.
The district also partners with the Walla Walla County Reach Out program to reinforce the messaging of reaching out to someone when they need help. The new national 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.)
Click on the link to learn more about 988 - https://988lifeline.org/