Suicide prevention 

Suicide Prevention

Battle Ground Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, families and staff.  Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Project AWARE Grant, the district is working to

  • increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth,
  • provide training for school personnel, families and community members to detect and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults, 
  • and connect youth and families with needed services. 
Contact Sandy Mathewson, Director of Social-Emotional Learning to learn more about the district's efforts to prevent youth suicide. Email: Phone: 885-5456


Community Resources

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

Register for YMHFA Online

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Staff and community members are important participants in the development of safe and healthy environments for youth.  Project AWARE provides opportunities for community members and staff to participate in Youth Mental Health First Aid, a training designed to teach caring citizens how to help youth who are experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or are in crisis. Training is being scheduled. 

Emergency Contacts

Clark County Crisis Line 24/7

  • Crisis calls. Children, Adolescents, Adults
  • (360) 696-9560
  • Vancouver, WA

National Suicide Prevention LifeLine 24/7

  • Crisis calls. Children, Adolescents, Adults
  • (800)273-TALK
  • National

Teen Line 24/7

  • Crisis Calls. Children, Adolescents
  • (800)852-8336
  • National

Teen Talk

  • Peer-to-peer advice & support. Depression, Anxiety, STDs, Health, Sexuality, Friends, School
  • (360)397-CHAT
  • Vancouver, WA

Trevor Hotline

  • Advice and support specifically for GLBT
  • 866-488-7386
  • National

A Parents' Guide to Facebook

If and when children should be allowed to use Facebook -- and with what

level of parental monitoring -- are family matters. In an effort to help

parents through all that and guide their students in this "digital"

world, we offer a link to “A Parents’ Guide to Facebook.” That link is

at the end of this brief message.

 As with any report or online recommendation, parents are  encouraged to

read and look into other resources as well. We hope this publication

helps families make good decisions regarding the use of this kind of new



Click here for “A Parents’ Guide to Facebook.”