The Lincoln Intermediate Unit joins middle and high schools across the country in using the SOS (Signs of Suicide) educational program to educate students about suicide prevention and to help to identify students in need. Through video and guided discussion, students learn to identify warning signs of suicide and depression. The curriculum raises awareness about behavioral health and encourages students to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) when worried about themselves or their peers. SOS has shown to be effective in the reduction of self-reported suicide attempts.
If you would like more information or have questions or concerns about the SOS curriculum or how it is implemented in your child’s classroom, please reach out to your student’s teacher, the school counselor/school psychologist/social worker who works in your student’s classroom, or Dr. Laura Sharp, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services.