MENTAL HEALTH

Want to get involved? 

Email Committee Chair Ana Nunez @ ineedyoda@gmail.com.

  • Save the date for QPR. Register here. See the event flyer here.

  • Thank you to committee members for passing out “I will never give up” bracelets and mental health resource materials during textbook drop off August 19-21, 2020.

  The PTSA's Mental Health Committee works with the school and community partners to provide you and your teens with mental health education, resources, training, and other programs.  Our theme is: CONNECT: Caring for Others is Nice & Needed. Everyone Come Together.

Whether caused by school pressures or other issues, our students’ mental health affects their school experience. In the building, we have a school psychologist, nursing staff, and many others who are part of a Student Support Team (SST) ready to assist.

PTSA Mental Health Calendar of Events:

9/21/2020 - 7:00-8:30pm Free Virtual QPR Suicide Prevention Training by Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. Register here. See the event flyer here.
QPR stands for Question Persuade Refer and teaches someone how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.  Key components covered in training:

  •  How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal.

  •  How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide.

  •  The common causes of suicidal behavior.

  •  The warning signs of suicide.
  •  How to get help for someone in crisis.

10/10/2020 - Virtual Out of Darkness Walk Experience for Suicide Prevention.  Join the Mt. Hebron High School and PTSA Team

3/24/2020 - 6:30-8:30pm @ Mt. Hebron Auditorium and Cafeteria.  To build on Mt. Hebron's "Pi Week" suicide prevention awareness activities, the PTSA’s CONNECT campaign will be showing simultaneous screenings of the film "Not Alone" for adults (in Auditorium) and teens (in Cafeteria), both followed by facilitated panel discussions. 

Film synopsis:  “Driven by a desire to understand why her best friend killed herself at 16, Jacqueline Monetta asks teens to share their struggles with mental illness and suicide attempts.  Through her intimate teen-to-teen conversations, Jacqueline, and the audience learn about depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide attempts, getting help and treating mental illness.  Each teen pains a vivid picture of the depths of despair he/she suffered and how talking about it saved them.  They assure the audience that mental illnesses, like physical illnesses, can and should be treated.”

 

3/16/2020 – 7:00-8:30pm @ Mt. Hebron Media Center.  Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training provided by trained Grassroots facilitator.

 

3/10/2020 – 6:15-7:00pm @ Mt. Hebron Media Center.  Guest Speaker Mark Donovan, Congruent Counseling, will talk about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as a form of therapy that goes beyond traditional cognitive behavioral therapy to treat mental health issues common to today’s teenagers, including stress, depression, self-harm, etc.​​

11/20/2019 – Time TBD @ Mt. Hebron – QPR Suicide Prevention Training by Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. QPR stands for Question Persuade Refer and teaches someone how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

  • Key Components Covered in Training:

    • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal

    • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide

    • The common causes of suicidal behavior

    • The warning signs of suicide

    • How to get help for someone in crisis

10/7/2019 – 7:00pm @ Mt. Hebron Auditorium – Screening of “Screenagers: The Next Chapter”.
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/Oct7MHHS. Watch a preview: https://vimeo.com/357620460.

  • “Screenagers: The Next Chapter” is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled
    world. Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help
    parents flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow Delaney as she suddenly finds
    herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. Ruston sets out to uncover how we understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society. And how we as parents and schools empower teens with skills to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.

 

9/28/2019 – 10:00am @ Lake Elkhorn - Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk - Join the Mount
Hebron High School & PTSA team http://afsp.donordrive.com/team/MTH

9/10/2019 – 6:30-7:15pm PTSA @ Mt. Hebron Media Center - Meeting Guest Speakers Mt. HebronStudent Support Team (SST) & Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Mental Health & Teens

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