Blue Valley Buzz: Supporting students around suicide prevention awareness

In Blue Valley, we understand the importance of a balance between supporting academic pursuits and the whole child including mental health. This is why Blue Valley is committed during September, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and every month to suicide prevention and awareness for all students and staff, kindergarten through twelfth grade. There are many activities and supports the district puts in place for students around suicide prevention and awareness, including universal prevention supports at each school level.

Mental health support comes in a variety of shapes and sizes at all grade levels within the district, starting with the school student support team made up of a dedicated school social worker, school counselor, and school psychologist on staff. Parents and guardians should feel welcome to contact any member of the school mental health team with questions or concerns about their child. These professionals can support the student during the school day and provide community mental health resources as needed.