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Suicide Awareness

The 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline-24/7 call, text, chat. 988 is a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988.

Suicide Crisis Contact Information

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Dial 988 OR call 1-800-273-8255 OR visit on the web here
  • For LOCAL suicide crisis: 24/7 Crisis Line: 1 (877) 266-1818 or visit on the web here
  • For suicide, mental health or substance use Crisis Text Line (Recommended for Youth): Text START to 741-741

What is Mead doing to support our students and staff?
We strive to ensure each student is Future Ready and empowered to Dream, Believe, and Achieve.  We use an Upstream approach to issues related to mental health, substance use, and suicide which includes focusing on youth before any possible risk of suicide has developed. We seek opportunities to build resiliency by promoting mental wellness, enhancing protective factors, creating a sense of belonging, developing problem-solving skills, and building communities that support those protective factors.  Additionally, we have trained staff who are able to respond to suicide or other mental health/substance use crisis in the event a student needs that level of support.

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