The PTSA is working with school and community partners to bring many mental health-related programs
to you this year. We’re calling our effort Mt. Hebron CONNECT: Caring for Others is Nice & Needed.
Everyone Come Together. Whether caused by school pressures or not, 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:
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
“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