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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

A Safe and Nuturing Environment


In Academy 20, we educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment.  We focus on the whole child to address physical, social, emotional, and mental health needs as well as academics.  As a community, we seek to support and address mental health issues with students and families.  Overall wellness is essential for academic success. 

You are not alone


We care tremendously about the safety of all or our students.  Academy School District 20 is dedicated to offering supports and resources for our families.  You are not alone, we are here to help! 

Reduce Stigma


Academy School District 20 is committed to transparent conversations around mental health issues and societal challenges that today's youth face.  Our educational community is prepared to help and support all students no matter what the illness.

Get involved in the community


Our voices are more powerful when schools join with communities in promoting mental health wellness.  We encourage students, parents, staff and community members to get involved in Academy School District 20 activities as well as community events that promote mental health awareness and wellness.  

How can you get involved:

  • Parent Academy Nights
  • Campaigns at individual schools
  • District Health and Wellness Committee

Getting Support 


Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services Hotlines 

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 
  • Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-TALK (8255)  

Access Your School's Mental Health Team


Students and parents can contact the school's counselor, social worker and/or psychologist for support.   

Prevention Programs Available at Your School


Signs of Suicide is a program we've implemented to provide tools to middle and high school students to identify the signs and symptoms and risk factors of depression, suicide, and self-injury. Students learn and apply the skills of Acknowledge, Care, Tell in order to seek help for themselves and/or a friend.  These lessons are integrated into classroom curriculum to meet the Comprehensive Health and Physical Education standards. 


Sources of Strength is a school-wide initiative and "best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults". 


 


Immediate Crisis


Are you thinking about suicide? Do you have a plan for it?  

Get help now text TALK to 38255 or call 844-493-TALK (8255) 

Or visit Aspen Point Walk in Center

Report a Concern


Share your concerns annonymously at Safe to tell 

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​"At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country.  Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it's still an illness, and there should be no distinction."  
– Michelle Obama

"You can't tell just by looking at someone what they are dealing with inside."
– Danielle Rupp