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Suicide Prevention Plan

Senate Bill 52, also known as "Adi's Act," was passed in Oregon in 2019. This legislation requires school districts to develop and publicly post their plans for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention response activities.


Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in Oregon. Teens face a barrage of pressures and stressors that, if uncared for, can amplify the mental health risk factors most commonly associated with suicide. When teens feel connected to their schools, friends, and caring adults, they are better equipped to cope with life healthily.

The purpose of this plan is to protect the health and well-being of all students by having procedures in place to prevent, assess the risk of, intervene in, and respond to suicide. 

Lake Oswego School District:

  • Recognizes that physical and mental health are integral components of student outcomes, both educationally and beyond graduation 
  • Further recognizes that suicide is a leading cause of death among young people
  • Has an ethical responsibility to take a proactive approach to preventing deaths by suicide
  • Acknowledges the school’s role in providing an environment that is sensitive to individual and societal factors that place youth at greater risk for suicide and helps to foster positive youth development and resilience
  • Acknowledges that comprehensive suicide prevention policies include prevention, intervention, and postvention components