Adolescence is a time of change, when young people may experience feelings of stress or hopelessness from many sources, including relationships with friends and family members and problems at school. Protecting the health and well-being of all students is of utmost importance to the Ocean City School District. All students will be expected to help create a school culture of respect and support in which students feel comfortable seeking help for themselves or friends. Students are encouraged to tell any staff member if they, or a friend, are feeling suicidal or in need of help.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 and ask them to help you figure out what to do.
Visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website
The District has compiled a list of resources available to assist students, staff, or families who may be dealing with this serious issue: