Suicide Prevention Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
What you can do to Help Prevent a Suicide
Hopeline is a Wisconsin-based emotional support text line. Text "Hopeline" to 741741.
The Trevor Lifeline
A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBT youth. 1-866-488-7386.
National Alliance for Mental Health-Wisconsin
Support offered through programs, classes, and storytelling. Find your local NAMI at email@example.com
or call 800-236-2988.
The Appleton Area School District will seek means to help students who are considered at risk for suicide, and provide support for staff and peers affected by student suicide. A youth suicide prevention program shall be used by District staff.
District staff are in positions to recognize students who are at risk for suicide; under no circumstances should this be kept confidential. State Statute provides immunity from civil liability for staff members who work to prevent suicide.
The District believes that suicide prevention is a responsibility shared by the various segments of the community including family, community agencies, related medical services, and the schools.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
The AASD offers QPR Gatekeeper Training, a community-wide initiative, in partnership with Lawrence University and J.J. Keller, to all staff.
What is QPR?
- Question – learning how to see the signs of suicidal thoughts and learning to ask the important question – “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” and listening to the answer without bias or alarm
- Persuade – offering the person hope and alternative solution. Suicide itself is not the problem – it is a perceived only solution by a person in crisis to what they see as an insurmountable problem
- Refer – having the knowledge of how and where to go to help the person get help
District staff also serve on the Community-Wide 'Zero Suicide' Initiative as well as on the Community-Wide 'Question, Persuade, Refer--QPR' Suicide Prevention Initiative in the Valley.
Suicide Prevention - Laws
2016 Required Notice of Youth Suicide Prevention Resources
Notification of Youth Suicide Prevention Resources
Youth Suicide Prevention Resources from DPI
Board Policy 457 Prevention of Youth Suicide