Suicide Prevention Resources
Youth suicide is a preventable public health problem, yet it occurs at epidemic levels in California and across the nation. Youth suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults between the ages of fifteen to twenty-four. Research demonstrates that 20 percent of students in our kindergarten through twelfth grade classrooms suffer from a mental health issue that affects their relationships at home, in school, and the community. Often these students suffer silently, become alienated, and may be quietly contemplating suicide. Help is available!
The Riverside County Department of Public Health has trained 218 of our Hemet Unified PLUS Students to recognize the warning signs of suicide as well as trained them to reach out peers who may be thinking of suicide and ask the question, "Are you thinking about suicide?" These Student Leaders are saving lives by being able to reach out and connect their peers to support on campus and in the community.
Hemet Unified School District also offers free year round training to our Staff, Teachers and Administrators in ASIST, safeTALK and Youth Mental Health First Aid.