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  • National Suicide Prevention Month 2021

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The theme for this year is “Supportive Transitions: Reenter, Reconnect, and Rebuild.” Transitions can be conceptualized as an event or series of events that cause fundamental changes in the fabric of daily life – what people do, where they do it, and with whom. Major life changes have long been understood to be environmental risk factors for suicide. Positive coping skills, resilience, and connectedness to family, friends, and our community can act as protective factors to help us navigate transitions. Remember, all of us can play a role in suicide prevention.

    Resources for Suicide Prevention Month:
    In preparation for Suicide Prevention Month, we are excited to share several tools with you that can be implemented with students.  The Suicide Prevention Week toolkit includes resources in English and Spanish, and many activities that can be done individually or as a group, as well as virtually or at home. View the Suicide Prevention Week 2021 Activation Kit here for activities such as a new Suicide Prevention Crossword Puzzle, Zoom backgrounds, social media posts, and more. Visit for more information.

    Poster  |  Zoom Background  |  Social Media Guide

    Important Dates:
    September 5th - 11th, 2021 is Suicide Prevention Awareness Week. We encourage all to take part in the Daily Activity Challenge. Click here for a day-by-day activity guide to promote suicide prevention awareness. You can also visit for additional resources/information.

    Friday, September 10th, 2021, is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most. For more information, go to, and plan to show your support by lighting a candle near a window or on social media on the evening of September 10th at 8pm.

    On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, Teen Line is hosting their annual Call-a-Thon from 10am-10pm. Trained teen volunteers are available to support fellow teens with any challenges they may be facing. Visit for more information and to share with students.

    Take a moment to watch a video created by our very own LAUSD students from Hilda Solis Learning Academy. This video won 1st place in the State in the Directing Change video contest in the Suicide Prevention Category.

    Dandelion Video

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