Suicide Prevention Information:
Dear Falcon Family,
As you may be aware, the suicide rate among teens is rising. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has identified suicide as a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, on average one person dies by suicide every 11 hours in New Jersey. Suicide continues to be the 14th leading cause of death in the state and is the second leading cause of death for New Jersey youth ages 15 to 24.
Facts and Information:
NJDOE Suicide Prevention Resources
Video: Suicide Prevention for Parents.
24 Hour Help Lines:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's school counselor if you have any questions or if you would like any other mental health resources.
Signs of Suicide (S.O.S.) Board of Education Presentation 01.20.2020