Suicide Prevention Policy and Resources

Suicide Prevention Policy

The Governing Board recognizes that suicide is a leading cause of death among youth and that school personnel who regularly interact with students are often in a position to recognize the warning signs of suicide and to offer appropriate referral and/or assistance. To attempt to reduce suicidal behavior and its impact on students and families, the Superintendent or designee shall develop measures and strategies for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. 

The Board shall ensure that measures and strategies for students in grades K-6 are age appropriate and delivered and discussed in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of young students. (Education Code 215)

Read the Board Policy 5141.52 - Suicide Prevention.

Suicide Prevention Policy K-6 Grade


SF Suicide Prevention 24 Hour hotline:

415-781-0500 or  24/7 Text Line: Text (415) 200-2920

National SF Suicide Prevention Lifeline:


Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio


Options For Deaf + Hard of Hearing

For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

Huckleberry House 24 Hour Youth Crisis Shelter - OPEN for youth and families


Free Legal Help for Students/Youth

Linea de Consulta:

Lunes Y Jueves  1:30pm – 4:30 pm 

Linea en Español: (415) 780-6367


Warmline Hours:

Mon & Thurs  1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

English Line: (415) 780-6366

Youth Crisis Text Line:

Text HOME to 741741

Envía un mensaje de texto con la palabra AYUDA al 741741 

Spanish Suicide Prevention Hotline:


This page was last updated on May 1, 2024