If you are concerned about your child's immediate safety, please call 911.

Crisis Phone Lines
YouthLine:  Text teen2teen to 839863 or call 1-877-968-8491
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: call 1-800-422-4453
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text Hello to 741741
Trevor Project: Call 1-866-488-7386 or text "start" to 678-678

Dangerous Social Media "Challenges"
Positive and negative challenges are omnipresent on social media, and there has been a recent increase in teens finding "suicide challenges" on TikTok and other social media websites. These challenges are dangerous. In the past, the "chapstick challenge" and "Blue Whale challenge" had been circling in schools south of the cities. We want our students to stay safe, so please reach out if you are concerned about your student, or notice any unusual behavior. 


Warning Signs for Suicide (From https://www.sprc.org/about-suicide/warning-signs)

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Immediate Risk

Some behaviors may indicate that a person is at immediate risk for suicide.

The following three should prompt you to immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or a mental health professional.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or obtaining a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live

Serious Risk

Other behaviors may also indicate a serious risk—especially if the behavior is new; has increased; and/or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change.

  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Lifeline is a 24-hour toll-free phone line for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

An online chat option is also available.

Our Mission
Bethlehem Academy, a Catholic school in the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition, strives to empower its students and staff to achieve personal, spiritual and academic excellence. We challenge ourselves to love as Jesus Christ loved, to lead, to serve, to inspire and to seek the truth: Veritas.
105 3rd Ave. SW
Faribault, MN  55021
Phone:  507-334-3948
Fax:  507-334-3949