Welcome to the Office of School Support
September is National Suicide Prevention Month
Mental health providers and advocates, survivors, allies, and community members work to promote suicide prevention awareness all month long. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. Access to crisis resources, recognizing the warning signs, and knowing steps to intervene can help prevent suicide.
Mental Health Crisis Resources
Mental health crisis services are available 24/7. If you’re in crisis, help is available and there are options to help you cope. Support is available if someone you know is thinking of suicide.
If you, or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.
- Ramsey County Children and Adult Crisis Response Hotline
- Sand Creek SPPS Employee Assistance Program
- Crisis Text Line
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255) (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/)
Want to know more about warning signs and how to support someone at risk for suicide? View this resource from MDE: Everyone Plays a Role in Preventing Suicide
Learn more about mental health and emotional well being from SPPS School-Based Mental Health Partner, True Thao - Emotional Pain Is Invisible But It Doesn't Mean That It's Hurting Less
The Office of School Support has two Schoology courses that meet licensing requirements for suicide prevention and mental health warning signs. Register on PowerSchool:
- Suicide Prevention Training: PowerSchool Course #19279
- Early Warning Signs of Mental Health Disorders: PowerSchool Course #19280
Questions about more suicide prevention resources? Contact the Office of School Support or learn more here.
PBIS is a framework for schools to create and sustain positive, effective and culturally-inclusive environments that support academic and social success for all students.
Restorative Practices are ways for a school community to build relationships, problem solve and learn. In this approach, relationships are the most important way we learn about the world and ourselves.
The Office of School Support works in collaboration with SPPS departments to expand and improve the menu of promising, evidence-based social emotional learning practices in use across the district.
CONTACT OUR DEPARTMENT
Office of School Support
1780 West 7th St.
Saint Paul, MN, 55116