Jamie’s Law (House Bill 2535) requires school administrators to provide opportunities to discuss suicide prevention information annually.
Members of the Morgan County Schools Mental Health Team will be providing the Suicide Prevention Presentations to Warm Springs Middle School students on Thursday September 30th, 2021. Information and education will be presented about mental health concerns such as depression, suicidal thoughts, and risk factors for suicide.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among West Virginia youth aged 15-24
- Every 12 minutes in this country, we lose someone to suicide
- Every 34 seconds a suicide attempt is made in this country
- Talking about suicide does not increase the likelihood of attempts or completions.
- Suicide is a preventable death.
PREVENTING SUICIDE IS WORTH THE DISCUSSION. With open dialogue and communication with your teen regarding suicide, you can let them know that it is OK to talk with you or a trusted adult and there is hope and help available.
Morgan County social workers and Warm Springs Middle School counselors will be available to assist any students in need following the presentations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Freels at email@example.com or 304-258-2430 ext. 2032 or Catherine Wood at Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org.