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Suicide Prevention


The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that “rates of mental health concerns among adolescents, including depression and suicidal ideation, have risen substantially in recent years. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has placed numerous stresses on adolescents because of school closures, disruptions of routines, social isolation, and concerns about family illness and economic impacts.”


The Governing Board recognizes that suicide is a leading cause of death among youth and school personnel who regularly interact with students are often able to recognize the warning signs of suicide and to offer appropriate referral and/or assistance. To reduce suicidal behavior and its impact on students and families, Galt Joint Union High School District has developed measures and strategies for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention specified in BP 5141.52 and AR 5141.52.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Facts About Suicide:

Suicide is a leading cause of death. Suicide is death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die.


Self-Inflicted Injury

Facts on emergency room visits; number of emergency room visits for self-harm injury


Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities.





What parents need to know


Talking to Teens


Help for students in crisis


Galt Police Department



Sacramento Police Department



National Suicide Prevention Line
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or


Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources


24-Hour Suicide Crisis Line 916-368-3111 or 800-273-8255




The Suicide Prevention Crisis Line is for people of all ages who are experiencing depression, hopelessness, alone, desperate, and sometimes considering suicide as a solution to their pain. When someone dials this number, they will be routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. Non-24-hour chat line Text the word HOPE to 916-668-iCAN (4226).


Teen Line

(800) TLC-TEEN (852-8336) 

Text “TEEN” to 839863


Confidential hotline for teenagers. If you have a problem or want to talk with another teen who understands. (Every evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm)


1-800- 843-5200 (call or text)24/7


Confidential crisis intervention counseling, resource referrals and a message center for youth and families in high-risk situations including abuse, neglect, runaway, and homeless.


Another Choice, Another Chance (ACAC) 916-224-4677



Outpatient counseling services that incorporate individual, group, and family counseling. Services address alcohol and drug addiction and consider issues related to mental health therapy, trauma, employment status, and school problems.


Sacramento County Access to
Children and Adult Mental Health Services


The Children’s Mental Health Access Team is the entry point for mental health services for children and youth ages 0 – 21 years. The Access Team conducts over the phone triage, assessments, and linkage/referral to county-operated or contracted mental health service providers.  Adult Mental Health promotes the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional well-being of adults and older adults with serious mental illness.


Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic

(916) 520-2460

Walk-in services for all ages who are experiencing mental health emergencies.  Monday - Friday 10am-8pm.

Trevor Project Crisis Line 

LGBTQ Youth – 866-488-7386


A national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ ages 13-24.


LGBT Community Center

1927 L Street

Sacramento, CA  95811

(916) 442-0185


The Center’s Youth Program supports vulnerable and homeless LGBT youth to improve their health, economic status, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency for making positive life choices. Support groups and counseling services are available.


Sacramento County Child
Protective Services (CPS)



One of the divisions of CPS is Emergency Response. This division is a response system designed to provide in-person response 24-hours a day to reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.