YISD video discusses difficult topic with El Paso students

Education

The Ysleta Independent School District is remembering its students and faculty this holiday break, by bringing awareness to a sensitive yet important issue someone may be going through.

YISD is reaching out to students, faculty and their families this holiday season reminding them they are not alone at any place or any time.

The district created a suicide prevention video that encourages troubled youth to reach out whenever they feel alone, as well as promote positive behaviors for others to take and be a part of that help.

The director of guidance and counseling, Celina Munoz, in the district said the video is meant for anyone beyond the classrooms and out in the community.

“Our goal at the beginning of the year was to put something out there right before second semester going off for break,” Munoz said. “It’s really just sending the message to everyone by letting them know how important it is to ensure those protected factors are there. Whether it be through family and community support.”

The video also offers the national suicide prevention hotline number to call. It also lists the Crisis Textline number to text if preferred.

There are other suicide prevention resources YISD offers that accessible for not just students or parents, but the community.

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