Behavioral health emergencies include incidents of suicidal or homicidal ideation. Students are potentially suicidal or homicidal if they attempt to or express verbally, in writing, or through pictures, the desire or intent to inflict serious or life-threatening injury to themselves or others.
Family Support Specialist are the point of contact for all crisis-related issues. All crises are confidential and FSS will exercise clinical judgment on how to ethically share information with related staff.
If a student appears to feel or reports feeling a high level of stress or emotional distress in school (expressing they want to kill themselves or engage in self-harm):
Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center
3300 Henry Avenue Falls Center 2, Suite 3N, Philadelphia, PA 19129 215-685-6440
Mobile Crisis Team
Crisis Text Line: Just text PA to 741741
Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386, chat online with TrevorChat , or text START to 678-678 to have a text conversation