Coos Bay School District Suicide Protocol
Senate Bill 52, also known as "Adi's Act", was passed in Oregon in 2019. This legislation requires school districts to develop and publicly post the school district's plan for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention response activities.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in Oregon. Teens confront a multitude of stressors daily. Whether the stressors are social, familial, or internal, the teen years can be some of the most challenging. For some teens, this can lead to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, and/or considering suicide and/or self harm.
To address these challenges, we work to provide resources and support to all of our students and their families. With more support, students and their families can gain valuable skills to cope with the stressors listed above. This can lead to greater life enjoyment, success in academics, and positive connections with peers and adults alike.
The purpose of the Suicide Prevention Plan is to ensure that we as a school are serving all of our students to the best of our abilities. By having a plan in place to prevent, evaluate the risk of, and respond to suicide, we have the foundation to support students and families in some of their hardest times.
Coos Bay School District:
- Understands that physical and mental health are integral components of student outcomes, both educationally and beyond graduation.
- Recognizes that suicide is one of the leading causes of death among young people.
- Has an ethical responsibility to take a proactive approach in preventing deaths by suicide.
- Acknowledges the district’s role in providing an environment that is sensitive to individual and societal factors that place youth at greater risk for suicide and helps to foster positive youth development and resilience.
- Utilizes a comprehensive suicide prevention plan that includes prevention, intervention, and postvention components
- If you have landed on this page and are seeking resources beyond information about Roosevelt High School's suicide prevention plan procedures, please see the list below:
- In an emergency, call 911 immediately
- Coos County Crisis Line: Available 24/7/365. Call 541-266-6800 or 888-543-5763
- National Lines for Life Hotline: Dial 988
- YouthLine: Staffed by youth from 4 pm-10 pm and adults at all other times. Text "teen2teen" to 839863
- Trevor Project Hotline: For LGBTQIA2+ youth. Text "START" to 678-678
- TEXT OREGON to 741741
- Walk In Options for Face to Face Support
- Coos Health & Wellness Walk-In Crisis Services : M-F 8 am-5 pm. 281 LaClair St Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-266-6700
- Emergency room at your hospital of choice
- Support Options in Coos Bay Area
- School Counselors: Can be a great first point of contact and help you get where you need to go.
- Waterfall Clinic Behavioral Health Services: 541-435-7000
- Waterfall Clinic School Based Health Center: 826 S 11th St Coos Bay, OR 97420
- Youth ERA/Coos Drop 541-556-9039 youthera.org