NSSD Student Suicide Prevention Plan
The District has consulted with state and national suicide prevention organizations, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Willamette Education Service District (WESD) and school-based mental health professionals when developing the plan. To view the NSSD Guide to Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention, & Postvention Procedures, click the link.
The plan includes, but is not limited to:
- Procedures relating to suicide prevention, intervention and activities that reduce risk and promote healing after a suicide;
- Identification of the school officials responsible for responding to reports of suicidal risk;
- A procedure by which a person may request the district to review the actions of a school in responding to suicidal risk;
- Methods to address the needs of high-risk groups, including, but not limited to:
- Youth bereaved by suicide;
- Youth with disabilities, mental illness or substance abuse disorders;
- Youth experiencing homelessness or out of home settings, such as foster care; and
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other minority gender identity and sexual orientation, Native American, Black, Latinx, and Asian students.
- A description of, and materials for, any training to be provided to employees as part of the plan, which must include:
- When and how to refer youth and their families to appropriate mental health services; and
- Programs that can be completed through self-review of suitable suicide prevention materials.
- Supports that are culturally and linguistically responsive;
- Procedures for reentry into a school environment following a hospitalization or behavioral health crisis; and
- A process for designating staff to be trained in an evidence-based suicide prevention program.