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    Suicide is a large, growing publich health concern across various ages. According the the CDC, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24. 

    Sources of Strength

    Sources of Strength is a best practice youth suicide prevention model designed to harnesses the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. Currently, six of Forsyth County Schools Middle and High Schools implement Sources of Strength. 

    Signs of Suicide

    Teaches students how to identify signs of depression and suicide in themselves and their peers. It reduces stigma around mental health and suicide, and encourages help-seeking behaviors through the ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) technique. 

    HB 198- Jason Flatt Act

    HB 198 also known as the Jason Flatt Act requires annual training for all certified school personnel. Each year, our counselors and social workers faciliate a guided discussion with school personnel on youth suicide awareness and prevention. We work collaborative with Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developental Disabilities to equip our staff with updated information and resources to support suicide prevention. 

    FCS Suicide Prevention Video

    Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) 1-800-715-4225

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800- 273-8255

    Crisis Text Line Text "Home" to 741741

    *All calls and texts are confidential

     

    Resources

    CDC Preventing Suicide

    Save a Friend: Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline