• If you or someone you know is struggling, text ACT to 741741 to contact the Crisis Text Line.

    You can also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255.  

  • Onslow County Schools has adopted the Signs of Suicide youth suicide prevetion program.  It is designed for both middle and high school students and has five goals:

    1. Decrease suicide and suicide attempts by increasing student knowledge and adaptive attitudes about depression
    2. Encourage personal help-seeking and/or help-seeking on behalf of a friend
    3. Reduce the stigma of mental illness and acknowledge the importance of seeking help or treatment
    4. Engage parents and school staff as partners in prevention through “gatekeeper” education
    5. Encourage schools to develop community-based partnerships to support student mental health

    Signs of Suicide teaches students how to identify the signs of depression and suicide in themselves and their peers. Through a video and guided discussions, students are encouraged to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) when worried about themselves or a friend. 

    Acknowledge that your friend has a problem and needs help

    Care: Let your friend know you care about them 

    Tell: Tell a trusted adult 

    For more information, please visit www.mindwise.org/act 

Acknowledge Care Tell