Tracy Unified School District
Each year, The Tracy Unified School District provides Suicide Prevention Awareness instruction to all 8th and 10th grade students, in accordance with AB2246, which is known as the Pupil Suicide Prevention Law.
According to a 2015 report from the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13 to 18 years of age experiences a seriously debilitating mental disorder at some point during their adolescence. Troubling statistics from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed 17% of youth seriously considered suicide in the previous year and more than 14% made a plan. The nation’s youth are suffering with one of the most painful and debilitating illnesses. Depression can leave youth feeling worthless, guilty, and devoid of hope. Mental health is not often a popular topic of conversation due to stigma and fear, leaving students afraid to talk about these serious feelings.
Learn more by logging into the Youth Suicide Prevention Program Signs of Suicide (SOS) Portal by using the login credentials below for your school:
Login to SOS
The Yellow Ribbon Campaign
Each Year, TUSD partners with the Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAP-C), in order to provide all 10th graders with a peer driven suicide prevention awareness campaign.
Instruction will take place at all high schools during a designated week.
If you do not want your student to participate in the Suicide Prevention Awareness Campaign, please submit your wishes in writing, to your student's school front office.
For additional information, please click "Parent Newsletter for High School".