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  • Positive Friends:

Positive Friends are a great thing to have. Here are some traits a positive friend might have: Honesty, Supporting, Uplifting, Cares for your health, AND accepts you for who you are. You should take some time today to identify who your positive friends are.

  • Mentors:

A Mentor is someone you look up to and go to for help and advice. Sometimes mentors just lend a helping hand without even realizing it!

  • Healthy Activities:

A healthy activity is any activity that makes you feel better physically, mentally, or spiritually. For example: Hiking, fishing, hunting, drinking coffee, listening to Bob Ross talk about trees, or attending school! You should make time for healthy activities!

  • Generosity:

Generosity is showing acts of kindness to help others. Some examples might be: Holding a door open for someone, or smiling at others as they walk by. Generosity is a source of strength! Is it one of yours?

 

 

 

Hotline numbers

 

Crisis Text Line

741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

Sources of Strength

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We are Sources of Strength

We are a group of diverse students and adults from many different corners and cultures of our school and community. We believe that life has ups and downs, that all of us will go through good times and tough times. Our mission is to ensure that during the rough times no one gets so overwhelmed or hopeless that they want to give up.

Our mission is to spread hope, help, and strength into every corner of our community. It is to also to help students and staff turn to their strengths and their supports that are all around. We are connectors to help and strength.

We recognize that our voices have great power and we use it to break the silence when someone is struggling, and to connect them to the help they need and deserve.

We spread hope by focusing on stories of strength, rather than on stories of trauma. We know our most powerful impact comes from our personal actions, conversations, and messages that use our music, art,  writing,  activities, social media, culture, and our voice. This gives life to our efforts.

We are Sources of Strength

 

What can I do?

If you know someone who presents symptoms of suicide, just know that it doesn't necessarily mean that they are suicidal. However, just to be safe, you should talk to a trusted adult and they will help the person in need.

  • Spirituality:

Spirituality is connecting with your inner self. For example: Yoga, meditation, playing sports, running, religion, music, relaxing. Spirituality takes many different forms and doesn’t look the same for everyone.

  •  Mental Health/Medical Access:

Make sure you are helping yourself and others by going to a trusted adult for a serious illness, both physically and mentally. If you are showing signs of depression or sadness, reach out to a counselor or someone you can trust.

  • Family Support:

Everyone’s family support is different. Some examples may be a parent or grandparent showing up to sporting events, driving you to and from school or listening to your problems. This doesn’t just apply to blood-related family members, your family support system may be comprised of friends and other supporters. What does your family support look like?

 

Symptoms of suicide

Symptoms/ warning signs

  • Depression, hopeless, helpless feeling
  • Increased anger
  • Recent loss of a family member or friend, death or suicide
  • Talking/ joking about suicide
  • Sleeping, eating, concentration problems
  • Substance abuse is involved in over 65% of teen suicide