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SUICIDE PREVENTION

Never ever give up

In Simi Valley Schools we recognize the growing impact of depression and mental health concerns that could lead to possible suicide. We are taking proactive measures to open the conversation and community support by providing Crisis Reference Cards to students and employees, working with the Simi Valley Police Department for annual teen talks and creating a community of support within our schools. If you or someone you know is in crisis, reach out. All numbers are available 24 hours per day seven days a week.

Any urgent concerns about a student or employee possibly facing suicide should be addressed immediately to the Simi Valley Police Department. They can and will intervene. Please call 9-1-1 and provide as much information as you have to help them assist a potential victim.

These other resources can provide intervention, counseling and other services to someone in need. Thank you for caring. 

For Emergency: 9-1-1

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800.273.8255

Suicide Crisis Line 877.727.4747

Ventura County Crisis Line 866.998.2243

Runaway Hotline 800.786.2929

Action Family Counseling 800.367.8336

Interface For Any Referral in Ventura County 2-1-1

LGBTQ Trevor Lifeline 866.488.7386 

Simi Valley Police 805.583.6950 (non-emergency)

Simi Valley Suicide Prevention

Ventura County Behavioral Health

Warning Signs of Potential Suicide

These signs may mean that someone you know is at risk for suicide. The risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased, and if it seems related to a painful event, loss or change.

  • Talking about wanting to die or kill oneself.
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as 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 use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.