WEST COLUMBIA, SC – Lexington Two continues to emphasize the importance of student social and emotional health, with supports including school social workers and social-emotional learning curriculum programs.
In keeping with our attention to health, we want to share a suicide prevention resource. Remember, your actions may save someone’s life.
Suicide prevention Lifeline link:
Three digit dialing 988.
Does someone you know need your help? Remember, if you hear or see something, SAY something.
Some warning signs may help you determine if someone you know is at risk for suicide. The behaviors may be new or may have increased; they may also be linked to a painful event, a loss, or a change.
Warning signs to look for:
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
- Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Withdrawing or isolating themselves
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
- Extreme mood swings
If you or someone you know exhibits any of these, seek help by calling the Lifeline (988). Help at any Lexington Two school is available through your school counselor, school social worker, school psychologist, and school nurse.
How Can You Help Them?
It can be scary when a friend or loved one is thinking about suicide. It's hard to know how a suicidal crisis feels and how to act.
Reach out to your teacher or trusted adult at school who can help you connect with your school’s support staff. You can also Call 988 at any time for help if a friend is struggling. Your school family is there to help!
NEVER KEEP IT A SECRET if a friend tells you they want to die or are thinking about a plan to hurt themselves.
- You can call or text the Lexington 2 tip line at 803-363-5172 or [email protected]
- Call 988 so that you can find out what resources are available in your area, or encourage your loved one to call. Calls to 988 are routed to the Lifeline center closest to your area code that can provide you with local resources.
(Note: This is the link for information about what happens when you call the Lifeline link:https://988lifeline.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/What-happens-when-you-call-text-or-chat-the-Lifeline.png)