Suicide Prevention Resources

If you're struggling, seek help. We care about you.

SchoolPulse
SchoolPulse empowers students and schools to be more proactive than ever, in promoting mental wellness and improving the suicide prevention mission of every school.

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, problem solving, and referrals to local resources for persons at risk for suicide and for those concerned about them.

Text or Call
1-208-398-4357

Chat option is available on website.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Or click HERE to CHAT with someone who can help.

CONNECT

Connect is a resource to help address a broad range of personal difficulties that may be causing distress. This benefit is FREE to any Cassia student grades K-12.

1-800-926-9619

What this means to you: Sometimes kids are suffering with issues that aren't easily addressed with a bandaid, a cast, or a trip to the medical doctor. Sometimes families and schools feel the effects of grief, loss, substance abuse, personal or emotional challenges, stress, anxiety, depression, etc., etc., etc. These kinds of challenges aren't easily handled by telling your child, "Keep your chin up." or " things will get better". If you or your child find yourself in a position that you are saying these types of statement over and over, you may want to talk to someone with CONNECT.  We are so committed to helping that we are paying for your introduction to these counseling services. 

Veterans Crisis Line
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Sources of Strength
A best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults. Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention. This upstream model strengthens multiple sources of support (protective factors) around young individuals so that when times get hard, they have strengths to rely on.

If you have questions or are struggling, please come and talk to us.

Follow our Sources of Strength Team on Instagram @Declo.SOS for updates and photos of recent events.

Declo High School Sources of Strength Advisors:

  • Brandi Kirkpatrick

  • Carrie Simkins