Governing Board Proclaims September as Suicide Prevention Month

At the September 10, 2019, Governing Board meeting, the board voted to proclaim September as Suicide Prevention Month throughout the district.

The proclamation affirms our commitment to raising awareness, providing education and training on suicide prevention, and reducing stigma attached to suicide. The district also commits to ensuring that those in need have access to services by health care providers and school counselors trained in best practices to reduce suicide risk, and to reduce the stigma associated with using behavioral health treatment or losing a loved one to suicide.

Tucson Unified School District encourages anyone thinking of taking their own life seek the assistance they need by calling the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the Crisis Text line at 741741, or if you are a teenager, you can call 1-800-248-8336.

We recognize that no single suicide prevention effort will be sufficient or appropriate for all populations or communities, and we ask all members of our community to join together and take a stand to help those who are contemplating suicide.

September 1st through 30th is recognized across the United States as Suicide Prevention Month and provides the opportunity to educate oneself about warning signs and how best to help those most in need.

For more information, read the proclamation (in PDF).

Help and Resources

National Suicide Hotline
Help and Support
Information and Resources

Suicide Awareness
Crisis Line Phone Numbers and Texts (in PDF)

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255
  • Suicide Prevention Textline - 741741
  • Veteran Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255 > Press 1
    Text - 838255
  • Crisis Resource Center (Tucson) - 1-520-301-2400
  • Community Wide Crisis Line (Tucson and Surrounding Areas) - 1-520-622-6000 or 1-866-495-6735
  • The Trevor Project - 1-866-488-7386
  • The GLBT National Yough Talkline (Yough Serving Youth Through the Age 25) - 1-800-246-7733

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