September - Suicide Prevention Month

USD 430 Parents:

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

We are sharing some resources for parents. Please know if you have concerns about your child help is available.

Register for this FREE VIRTUAL EVENT: More than Sad: Suicide Education for Parents- Date: September 27, 2021 Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Crisis Text Line at 741741

Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Kansas Suicide Prevention Headquarters 785-841-2345

Warning Signs:

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

USD 430 Counselor contacts:

Tyler Smith – Horton High School

Melinda Handley- Everest Middle School

Michelle Strube- Horton Elementary School