Lifelines Suicide Prevention Lessons
September 3, 2021

Dear Parent or Guardian:

The Texas legislature has enacted a law encouraging public school districts to adopt an evidence-based suicide prevention program. In the spring of 2020, the Aledo ISD School Health Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees adopted one such program, called Lifelines, to be used in sixth grade.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death, even among children this young. The Lifelines Suicide Prevention Program focuses predominatnly around recognizing signs of suicide in friends and becoming a proactive peer to assist someone in need. This program has been used in thousands of schools since it was first published in 2009. It has proved successful at increasing help-seeking behaviors by students concerned about the potential of a suicide attempt, either by themselves or by a friend.

On September 10th and September 17th, all sixth grade students will participate in the Lifelines Prevention lessons during their McCat/Flex class period. The presentation will be shown electronically on the promethean board in the classroom with a teacher in the classroom to facilitate. If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please contact McAnally counselor, Trisha Huffman at thuffman@aledoisd.org.

If you wish for your child to participate in the LifeLines Suicide Prevention lessons, you do not need to do anything further.

If you DO NOT wish for your child to participate in the Lifelines Suicide Prevention Program, please complete the questions below.

Sincerely,

Trisha Huffman
McAnally School Counselor
thuffman@aledoisd.org
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