These are some of the resources that we at Here/Hear can offer your school.
From the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Website:
Why Ending the Silence Matters
- 1 in 5 kids experiences a mental health condition; only 20% of them actually get help
- About 50% of students ages 14+ with a mental health condition will drop out of school
- Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds
- The earlier the better: early identification and intervention provides better outcomes
Our Work for Schools
Here/Hear offers three ways that we believe we can help with mental illness in your school.
1. We come in and talk to the student body about Mental Illness, Bullying, and Suicide in a convocation or classroom.
2. We offer students the opportunity to receive training to become a QPR Institute Gatekeeper
3. We help students set up Here/Hear Support Groups at their schools.
4. We help students workshop what they can do to help those with mental illness and/or those who may be suicidal.
Faculty and staff are on the front lines of helping students with their mental illness, bullying, and general attempts to find themselves. We offer three things that we think can make your job easier.
1. We offer a faculty/staff oriented teaching on how to help students with mental illness, bullying, suicidal thoughts, and the like.
2. We offer the opportunity to learn more about suicide awareness and prevention by becoming a QPR Gatekeeper.
3. We will help you set up Here/Hear Support Groups in your school.
4. We offer a curriculum that can help faculty and staff identify those students who may be at risk.
5. We help schools put together a suicide action plan that includes prevention, intervention, and postvention. This action plan helps schools prevent suicide, intervene when a student may be suicidal, and then what to do when a student attempts suicide or dies by suicide.