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7th Grade Students & SOS

Our school uses SOS Signs of Suicide to teach suicide prevention to students. This site is designed to provide parents with information about our suicide prevention efforts and helpful tools for supporting your child’s mental health. 

For more information on the SOS program click on the link below:

If another permission slip is needed click on the link below to get download a copy:

SOS letter for parent permission 2022.pdf

Additional Adolescent Mental Health Resources:

  • Tips to stay happy and healthy on social media

  • More Than Sad – Available through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, offers resources and education for high school students, parents and teachers to recognize signs of depression, fight stigma, and demystify the treatment process.

  • Yellow Ribbon – Empowering people of all ages to raise awareness and prevent youth suicide, this organization coordinates appropriate education, training and collaboration with local and national resources to build sustainable suicide prevention programs.

  • Crisis Text Line – A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line was born “from the rib” of, the largest organization for young people and social change.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. Also provides prevention and crisis resources for individuals or their loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America Online Support Group – Offers an anonymous, peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group. This is a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences.

  • Loveisrespect – Resource that empowers youth to prevent and end dating abuse. It is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Text “LOVEIS” to 22522, or call 1-866-331-9474 to talk with a peer advocate.

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Young Adult Podcast Series – Hosted by members of the DBSA Young Adult Council, this podcast series is focused on the unique challenges facing young adults living with a mood disorder.

Mrs. Christine Cox began her career of service as a social worker in VA in 1994. It is during this time when she discovered how she could best combine her love of helping people with her passion for academics and helping youth with their educational journeys. Her early experience in social work is what led her to pursue a master’s in school counseling and launched her 20-year career as a school counselor. Mrs. Cox began her career as a middle school counselor in Virginia in 2000 and has worked in both the middle school and high school settings over the years.

In 2018 Mrs. Cox moved to Jacksonville, North Carolina following her husband’s retirement from federal service, where she accepted a middle school counselor position in Onslow County Schools. While she found her position at Onslow County extremely rewarding, Mrs. Cox has continually dreamed of moving back to Carteret County where she and her husband have owned a home for many years and where her husband spent a number of years working for N.C. Marine Fisheries in the 1990’s.

Both Mrs. Cox and her husband are eastern North Carolina natives and are extremely excited to be living in their “forever home” of Carteret County and she looks forward to spending the duration of her career with Carteret County Schools and in service of our community and our students. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time on the water with her family and dogs. She is also looking forward to cheering for her daughter who will be playing on the women’s basketball team at UNCP this fall.

Christine Cox