Youth Suicide Prevention


Suicide is a serious public health issue that has lasting impact on individuals, families, as well as communities. Suicide affects many age groups, but it is the second leading cause of death for individuals between 15 to 24 of age. Its cause and risk factors are complex. Prevention and awareness on the importance of mental health are critical to addressing suicide. Do not hesitate to reach out if you or someone you know may be struggling. There are a variety of national and local resources available to offer help and support.

For more information, visit the CDC website or Visit the Onslow County Schools website for additional resources.

Hotlines and Crisis Resources

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Online Chat Lifeline Crisis Chat

Text the Crisis Text Line (Text HOME to 741741)

If you believe your child is in immediate crisis, please contact the Integrated Family Services Mobile Crisis team at 1-866-437-1821, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.