• MH

    SUICIDE THREAT OF A STUDENT FFE(LOCAL)

    A suicide threat is defined as any spoken, written, or behavioral indication of self-destructive tendencies with the intent of taking one’s own life. School personnel shall take all threats seriously and shall implement the following procedures:

    SUICIDE THREAT OF A STUDENT

    PROTOCOL:

     

  • THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES TEAM MEMBER WILL:

  • THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR (PRIMARY CAREGIVER) SHALL


  • SUICIDE ATTEMPT OF A STUDENT FFE(LOCAL)

    The department of Psychological and Social Services shall be notified of ALL suicide attempts.

    All attempted suicides shall be treated initially as medical emergencies. A suicide attempt is defined as any life threatening behavior or gesture on the part of a student with the intent of taking his or her own life. It is not left to the discretion of school personnel to determine the seriousness of the attempt. The management of cases involving attempted suicide shall follow the procedures for threatened suicide and include the following:

     

    PROTOCOL:

  • THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR SHALL:

  • THE CAMPUS NURSE ALONG WITH THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR SHALL:

  • SUICIDE RETURN TO SCHOOL

  • THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES TEAM MEMBER WILL:

  • THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR SHALL:


  • SUICIDE COMPLETION A STUDENT FFE(LOCAL)

    When school personnel become aware of a completed suicide by a student or faculty member in their building, the following procedures shall be followed:

     

    PROTOCOL:

  • THE CAMPUS WILL

  • THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES TEAM MEMBER WILL:

  • THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR SHALL:


  • SUMMARY

    All suicide threats, attempts, and completed acts of such shall be taken seriously by campus personnel and the department of Psychological and Social Services must be contacted with all situations involving student suicide.

    The suicide risk assessment may not be used as a basis for disciplinary action. The refusal to consent to a suicide risk assessment may not be used as a basis for disciplinary action.

    Depending on the scenario and the extent to which suicide was threatened, attempted, or completed, the departments associated with suicide crisis may include:

    Dallas ISD Communications Department

    Dallas ISD Police Department

    Health Services

    Psychological and Social Services

    School Leadership

    Student Engagement and Counseling Services

     

    Dallas ISD employees experiencing any mental health issues may utilize the District’s Employee Assistance Program.

    THE EAP offers problem clarification, short-term counseling, mental health benefit referral, and crisis intervention to benefits eligible employees and / or their dependents who are experiencing personal/ emotional problems. These services are completely confidential and are available at no cost to the employee.