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Suicide Prevention

Assembly Bill AB 1767 requires any school district, county office of education, or charter school that serves students in kindergarten and grades 1 to 6 to adopt or update a policy on suicide prevention to apply to kindergarten and grades 1 to 6, and specifically address the needs of high-risk groups within those grades (Ed. Code §215).

HUSD Board Policy

Suicide Prevention Board Policy  BP/AR 5141.52 EnglishSpanish

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) 
The AFSP is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

suicide prevention

Health & Wellness

accessing mental health resources in your school and community

24 Hour Sonoma County Department of Mental Health Services Hotline 707-576-8181

Teen Guide to Mental Health and Wellness - English, Spanish

Sonoma County Resources

North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7)

Sonoma County Behavioral Health Access Line (24/7)

Additional Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
TTY: 1-800-799-4889

24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in a national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

National Helpline
TTY: 1-800-487-4889
find-help/national helpline
Provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention and recovery in English and Spanish.

Disaster Distress Helpline
Regional center offering crisis counselors trained to listen and offer support to people in emotional crisis.

Veteran’s Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, or text 838255
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat or text.

Teen Line
1-310-855-4673; Text Teen to 839863
Crisis and referral services, specializing in family reunification of runaways and homeless adolescents ages 11-17. Bilingual.

National Hopeline Helpline
Provides counseling and support to those who are suicidal and for suicide survivor loss families.

Safe Call Now (for First Responders)
24/7 help line staffed by first responders for first responders and their family members. Can assist with treatment options for responders suffering from mental health, substance abuse and other personal issues. 

information about school medi-cal programs

Mental Health in the Latino Community

Recursos Para Afrontar
la Crisis

Click HERE for more information.

24 Hour Hotline

NamiClick NAMI HERE for Resources

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Sonoma & Napa County

707-575-6750 Sonoma County

24-Hour Support Lines for people worried about or affected by someone with a drinking problem.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline

Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline

Families Anonymous

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline

Poison Control

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 662-4357

Cocaine Anonymous
(800) 347-8998

National Help Line for Substance Abuse
(800) 262-2463

Domestic / Child Abuse

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

National US Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453