Mental Health Educational Presentation

Mental Health Educational Presentation
Posted on 12/10/2019
Mental Health Educational PresentationOn the night of TuesdayDecember 10th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the PAHS auditorium, the Phoenixville Area School District is hosting a district-wide mental health presentation entitled Just Talk About It provided by the Minding Your Mind Organization.  The presentation is open to the entire school district, parents and students alike.  It is most appropriate for students 12 and older.

Minding Your Mind’s (MYM) primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators. Our goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. Treatment is available, yet only 3 out of 10 individuals needing help actually seek help. Minding Your Mind Programs move away from crisis-based response to prevention through education.

Speakers from MYM will present a variety of content related to mental health and then have a speaker offer first-hand accounts of what it is like to struggle with mental health disorders.  Lastly, representatives from local mental health agencies will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have. 

For more information about the Just Talk About It presentation on December 10th and for links to information about the MYM organization, click here:  Just Talk About It & MYM

Additionally, The QPR Institute, provider of the “Question. Persuade. Refer.” suicide prevention program, is providing a free training to all freshmen students.  The training will be in school on Tuesday, December 10th.  We began training all freshmen last year as part of a district initiative to equip our students with the knowledge and skills for what to do if they are presented with a person who is expressing suicidal ideations.  QPR is a simple and effective.  Please reference the QPR site to learn more about the QPR Institute and what your student(s) will learn about suicide prevention:  QPR Institute.

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