Suicide Prevention - Student ID's
It is Illinois policy that a school district who issues an identification card to pupils in grades 7 through 12, shall provide contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Crisis Text Line, and a local suicide prevention hotline on the identification card. This law also applies to Illinois public and private colleges who issue student ID cards.
It is up to schools to decide which resources and how to format the information on the student ID cards. The below resources are recommendations that are endorsed by the DuPage County Health Department and the DuPage County Regional Office of Education.
Recommendations for Student ID:
- Make the information easy and quick to read and understand.
- Limit resources so as not to overwhelm a student in crisis.
- It is also recommended that you provide some context, as opposed to just listing crisis resources. Below is an example of how you may want to format the back of your student ID's. These recommendations are endorsed by the DuPage County Health Department and the DuPage County Regional Office of Education.
- Consider using a QR code on the student IDs that direct students and parents to more information on these resources! You can use our QR code that takes users directly to our resource page here
*Safe2Help Resource: Schools who register their district as a "safe2help" school, will receive access to free SEL curricula, access to a personalized data dashboard, and more resources. However, schools DO NOT have to be registered in order to use and promote this service. To learn more about Safe2Help, click here.