Sherman Excessive College’s HOPE Squad has partnered with Texoma Behavioral Management Group to advertise the Okay to Say program for Psychological Well being Consciousness month. HOPE Squad is a suicide prevention program at Sherman Excessive College and Piner Center College. “Okay to Say” is an award-winning public consciousness marketing campaign by the Meadows Psychological Well being Coverage Institute. Okay to Say’s message is: it’s okay to speak overtly about psychological well being.
Sean Norton and Maureen Kane introduced an Okay to Say banner to SHS. The banner sits subsequent to 2 empty chairs to encourage folks to advertise Okay to Say and begin a dialog about psychological well being. The QR code on the banner has useful psychological well being assets for college students. College counselors are at all times out there for college students.
To broaden on psychological well being consciousness assets, Sherman ISD has developed applications for college students such because the HOPE squad. The district has additionally been intentional about creating nice partnerships with group psychological well being companies just like the Texoma Neighborhood Middle, Baby and Household Steering, and Grayson Baby Advocacy Middle.
HOPE Squad stresses the significance of open and sincere conversations about psychological well being between trusted members of the family, buddies, and different family members. Collectively, they be certain that everybody has the help they want.
If you happen to or somebody you understand is having ideas of suicide–help is offered.
Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK
Texoma Neighborhood Middle Disaster Line: 877-277-2226
Textual content HELP to 741741