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Suicide Prevention Policy and Resources

Suicide Prevention Policy and Resources

In the spirit of ubuntu and as a Bright Star community, together we can save lives.

Bright Star Schools' Youth Suicide Prevention Policy


Crisis Support and Mental Health Referrals

If you, your child, or a friend is in crisis or needs mental health suppport or a referral, please contact your school's counselor.

Download: Suicide Warning Signs for Youth
Descargue: Señales de alerta de suicidio en jóvenes

Suicide Prevention Resources

If you feel that your student or someone in your family might need extra support, please reach out to your student’s counselor to inquire about the providers that serve your campus and community.

You may also reach out directly to any of these providers for support:

  • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services transforms lives by providing quality mental health care and substance use treatment in communities where stigma or poverty limit access. 888.807.7250 
  • Phoenix House is a nonprofit drug & alcohol rehabilitation organization. Programs serve individuals, families & communities affected by substance abuse & dependency. 888.671.9392
  • Southern California Counseling Center believes that mental health is a right, not a privilege. Anyone who needs counseling should have it. It is a belief we have lived for more than 50 years by providing affordable, sliding-scale counseling to people in need for as long as they need care. 323.937.1344

Download A Family Guide to Mental Health Resources
Descargue una guía familiar sobre recursos de salud mental
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Suicide and Crisis Support

Are you in a crisis? Call or text 988 or text TALK to 741741

If you are someone you know is being bullied, having a hard time, struggling academically or emotionally, or need someone to talk to for any reason, please reach out. It's okay to ask for help. 

Talk to a teacher, counselor, staff member, or call or text any of the numbers below. 

CALL: Suicide Hotlines

  • Call 9-8-8: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.)
  • Korean-speaking counselors (from 4:30pm to 12:30am PT, 7 days per week) at 877-727-4747
  • Teen Line: (800) TLC-TEEN (6:00pm to 10:00pm PST)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
  • LGBT Hotline: (866) 488-7386


For ANY crisis: Text "Home" to 741741 from anywhere in U.S. You'll reach a trained counselor at Crisis Text Line (crisistextline.org).