Suicide Prevention Week: September 8-14, 2019

Suicide Prevention Week is September 8th-14th, 2019

In the last couple of years several well-known figures in the food and entertainment industries, died by suicide. Many of us have been personally impacted by the death of someone we know or someone we love. You may have heard people asking, or asked yourself:

“Is suicide preventable?”

Baldwin Park Unified School District is joining other individuals and organizations to relay the message that suicide can be prevented, and to provide families with the tools and resources to support themselves and those around them.

Come by Elwin and pick up a self-care card or take home a sticker for awareness. Talk to us about resources we can provide you and your loved ones. Take a moment to watch one of the videos below.

Working together, we can develop a safety net for ourselves, friends, and loved ones and support those who are struggling, have attempted, or have lost someone to suicide.

Always Remember: You are not Alone!

 

Videos Related to Suicide Prevention:

 “Reaching Out”

Click here: https://vimeo.com/331095316

This film follows the story of a boy who starts showing signs of considering suicide. One of his friends realizes that she must reach out to help him.

 “Direct Message”

Click here: https://vimeo.com/320640055

A girl confides in her friend through text, asking him to not tell anyone. He debates between breaking her trust or keeping it.        

 “Journey You Don’t Fight Alone”

Click here: https://vimeo.com/320878235

This film is from the perspective of an individual who begins to notice depressive behaviors from a friend and seeks to communicate that the problem is a journey meant to be fought with support and togetherness.

 “Petals”

Click here: https://vimeo.com/333581045

The main character in this animated short faces feelings associated with suicide while on a walk with his friend. Little by little the friend starts losing the petals from his flower.

 “Hidden”

Click here: https://vimeo.com/257978363

A Filipino boy is afraid to share his feelings because depression is not taken seriously in his culture and he feels that he is bringing shame to his family. He decides to reach out for help.

 “How to Help a Friend”

Click here: https://vimeo.com/320845830

A girl notices some warning signs of suicide in a classmate and tells her friends about it. They go together as a group to reach out to their classmate, listen to his story, and take him to a trusted adult for help.