Suicide Prevention

Are you or someone you know in crisis?

Families are encouraged to reach out to your neighborhood school if you know of a young person experiencing emotional difficulties. Trained school staff will act immediately to offer hope, encouragement and support.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available by calling or texting 988. It provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources.

Know the Signs

The following behaviors may be signs that someone is thinking about suicide:

  • Talk about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves
  • Express feeling empty, hopeless, or feel like they do not have a reason to live
  • Have made plans or are looking for ways to kill themselves (i.e., researching ways to die online, buying lethal items, etc.)
  • Talk about having tremendous guilt or shame
  • Talk about feeling trapped or feeling like there are no solutions
  • Express having unbearable pain, physically or emotional
  • Talk about feeling like a burden to others
  • Start or increase use of alcohol or drugs
  • Act anxious or agitated
  • Withdrawing from loved ones
  • Change in eating and/ or sleeping habits
  • Display rage or talk about seeking revenge
  • Taking risks that could lead to death (i.e., reckless driving)
  • Talking or thinking about death often
  • Extreme mood swings (ie., changing from very sad to very calm or happy suddenly)
  • Giving away important possessions
  • Saying goodbye to friends and family
  • Suddenly putting affairs in order, making a will

National Resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline If you or someone you know needs support now. Call or Text: 988. Chat: Talk with us.
Call or Text: 988

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

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Local Resources

Fresno cares

The Fresno County Suicide Prevention Collaborative unites a cross section of groups for a common goal: to reduce suicides in our community. Government agencies, community-based organizations, non-profits and community members come together to learn about suicide; identify and evaluate prevention efforts; and create an integrated system to address suicide throughout Fresno County.

Clovis Unified School District: Be the best you can be in mind, body, and spirit

Buchanan Area Schools

Buchanan Alta Sierra Cole Century Dry Creek Garfield Tarpey Woods

Clovis High Area Schools

Clovis High Clark Cedar Wood Clovis Elementary Mickey Cox Gettysburg Jefferson Red Bank Sierra Vista Weldon

Clovis West Area Schools

Clovis West Kastner Ft. Washington Liberty Lincoln Maple Creek Nelson Pinedale Valley Oak

Clovis North Area Schools

Clovis North Bud Rank Copper Hills Fugman Mountain View River View

Clovis East Area Schools

Clovis East Boris Fancher Creek Freedom Hirayama Miramonte Oraze Temperance Kutner Reagan Elementary Young Elementary

Educational Services Area Schools

CART Gateway Clovis Online School Clovis Community Day School Clovis Adult Education Sierra Outdoor