SOS (Signs of Suicide)

  • Beginning in the 2017–18 school year, California Education Code (EC) Section 215, AB 2246 mandates that schools that serve pupils in grades seven to twelve adopt a policy on pupil suicide prevention, intervention, and post-intervention. To proactively address these issues, South Hills High School offers depression awareness and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. The program encourages students to seek help if they are concerned about themselves or a friend. The SOS Program is the only youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated an improvement in students’ knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression, as well as a reduction in actual suicide attempts.

    Our goals in participating in this program are straightforward:

    • To help our students understand that depression is a treatable illness
    • To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression
    • To provide students training in how to identify depression and potential suicide risk in themselves or a friend
    • To impress upon youth that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a trusted adult about their concerns
    • To teach students who they can turn to at school for help if they need it

    During this training, we will show a video on the signs and symptoms of depression and building an awareness of depression and suicide for all of our students.  Additionally, students will learn how to respond and who they should talk to if they or a friend are ever in need of assistance.  The video is a 20-minute lesson on the topics and strategies of depression and suicide and will enhance your child’s awareness of the subject

    If you wish to view the video for parents and students you may access it through the parent SOS portal.

    GO TO: Signs of Suicide Website   

    Username: southhills-par  Password:  Huskies

Crisis and Suicide Prevention Information

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