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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention and Intervention

The Fox Chapel Area School District utilizes a multifaceted approach to suicide prevention which integrates school and community-based supports. This policy and approach is documented under Board Policy 819, and an attachment to that policy provides a number of suicide prevention resources.


  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
    The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    All calls are answered 24/7 by a mental health counselor.
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line
    The Crisis Text Line is similar to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and other hotlines, but allows those in crisis to text rather than call.
    Text “HOME” to 741741
  • Resolve Crisis Network
    All calls are answered 24/7 by a mental health counselor.
    1-888-7-YOU CAN (1-888-796-8226)
  • Safe2Say
    This program operates 24/7 and allows individuals to report a secure and anonymous safety concern to help identify and intervene with at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves and/or others.