Suicide Prevention and Intervention

If you or someone you know are experiencing emotional distress and in need of immediate crisis counseling, these crisis resources are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week:

  • ASK Teen Crisis Line 530-753-0797
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Dial or text 988
  • Suicide Prevention of Yolo County: 530-756-5000
  • Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Davis Joint Unified School District is committed to the health and well-being of all students. The district acknowledges that students learn best when their social and emotional health is tended to. With this in mind,  DJUSD offers both curriculum and on site school counseling and crisis support that promote student well-being and support suicide prevention.  

All DJUSD staff members are trained to identify warning signs of child abuse and suicidal ideation. Protocols exist for reporting concerns to appropriate resources.  Intensive intervention through direct student/family contact and staff consultation is also available for high risk situations and behavior such as suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-injury, child abuse and neglect, and substance abuse. For more information on the district’s protocols, reach out to Cara Messmore, Director of Student Support Services.  

Each school site has professional student support teams that work collaboratively to ensure that social and emotional barriers to student learning are identified and addressed. If your student is experiencing distress or needs assistance with issues of well-being, please contact your child’s counselor or a site administrator. 

Resources on youth well-being and suicide prevention can also be found below.