Teen Suicide Prevention

According to the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative, suicide claims the lives of over 1,300 Pennsylvanians each year.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds.  The Ligonier Valley School District is committed to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of its students and school community.  The following resources are provided for parents.

This video from the Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide is a good reference for parents. http://www.sptsusa.org/not-my-kid/

The American Association of Suicidology

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Seven Essential Steps Parents Can Take to Prevent Teen Suicide

STAR Center

Westmoreland County Suicide Prevention Resources