• Suicide Prevention Information

    A sudden death is shocking and unbelievable to most adults. When a peer dies suddenly and unexpectedly, students can be greatly affected on many different levels. Sudden and unexpected death disrupts the way students see the world. Many students have little experience with death and may be confused or afraid of the strong emotions they encounter as a result. It is the responsibility of district staff, parents, and the larger Perth Amboy community to support all students in managing the grief process. Adults can effectively assist students during this process by being knowledgeable of the signs that indicate a student may need further assistance or more formalized counseling services. Below you will find resources provided by the Traumatic Loss Coalition of New Jersey to assist parents when speaking to their children about loss and grief. If you feel you or anyone you know would like additional support, we encourage you to contact your child’s building.

    If a you know as student who is experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors, please utilize the hotlines listed below for assistance.

    • 2NDFLOOR a 24/7confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults ages 13-24. They are here to help youth find solutions to the problems they may be facing. The contact information is: 888-222-2228 – www.2ndfloor.org 
    • NJ Hopeline, a 24/7 confidential helpline for all ages. Their contact number is 855-654-6735 
    • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)