Counseling & Crisis Resources
NEED HELP IMMEDIATELY?
If you or someone you know is in crisis please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis Text Line: Text the word HOME to 741741
BISD is fortunate to have an amazing and supportive counseling team to assist our students. However, if a student needs assistance outside of school, here are a few community organizations that can provide help in times of crisis.
Bainbridge Youth Services (206) 842-9675 https://askbys.org/
Bainbridge Youth Services provides professional, no-fee, confidential counseling for youth in our community, ages 12-21. All youth are welcome at BYS, located at 8533 Madison Ave N (across from the pool, behind Ordway).
- Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide http://www.sptsusa.org
*These organizations are not overseen by the Bainbridge Island School District and as a result, the organizations are not subject to the policies and procedures of BISD. It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to research and evaluate the organization prior to using their services.
BISD cares about the whole child and has developed plans to help support students if they experience emotional turmoil:
SOS: Signs of Suicide Parent Portal (ask your school's counseling office for login credentials)