If you suspect someone might be having suicidal thoughts, you need to stay with that person (don't leave them alone) and contact an adult for help immediately or call 911.
Suicide Crisis Protocol for all Staff Members:This protocol should be initiated immediately whenever a student talks about harming himself/herself, or if there is a concern that a student has thoughts about hurting himself/herself.
-Do not leave student unattended by an adult. -Do not allow the student to leave the building. -Escort the student to the counselor’s office or administration office. -Clearly explain your concerns to the counselor or administrator. -The counselor, nurse, or school principal will complete a risk assessment with the student, contact the parent and provide options for follow-up care. -You may be involved in the student safety plan.
Warning Signs of Suicide:- Preoccupation with themes of death or expression of thoughts to harm self or others. -Giving away prized possessions. -Appearance of peace, relief, contentment-especially following a period of unrest. -Changes in sleeping patterns. -Sudden and extreme changes in eating habits. -Withdrawal from friends and family. -Changes in school performance, lowered grades, cutting class, dropping out of activities. -Use of alcohol or drugs. -Recent suicide of friend or relative. -Witness to violent acts. -Previous suicide attempt.
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What is Bullying?
We strive to promote kindness and positive relationships at Lometa ISD. If you suspect someone is being bullied, please contact the counselor, teacher, or school administrator. We will investigate the situation and work together to resolve the issue.
If possible, please include the following: who was involved, what happened, when it happened, where it happened, and any other pertinent information.