Suicide Prevention Policy Plan
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Dial 988
SAU 25 is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of its students and school community. Several documents have been adopted and approved by the Bedford School Board including policy JLDBB, Suicide & Prevention Response Plan, and the Crisis Response Flow Chart.
The district has designated the following staff members as Building Suicide Prevention Liaisons in the event that a safety concern arises for a student.
School District Suicide Prevention Coordinator - Lisa Jacques, BHS Dean of Student Services
Bedford High School - Bob Jozokos, Principal
Lurgio Middle School - Ed Joyce, Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School - Jen Asdot, Principal
Memorial Elementary School - Phil Schappler, Principal
Peter Woodbury Elementary School - Cheryl Daley, Principal
Riddle Brook Elementary School - Molly McCarthy, Principal
Community Resources: There are national, state, and local resources for families or individuals struggling with mental health. For quick reference, these are the most widely used resources in crisis.
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester-Mobile Crisis Unit 1-800-688-3544 (They will come to the home/school to conduct a safety assessment)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org 1-800-688-3544
School District Policy/Procedure: