As May approaches, we know that many of our friends and implementors are rushing to finish another school year.
For us, it is a time to feel grateful for the work that our school implementors are doing and to again thank all of those who attended or supported our events such as the popular SPA fundraiser held in February (we may do that one again next year, so stay tuned!).
Our focus is prevention, which begins with mental health literacy, awareness, and destigmatization. Our materials and training also help counselors and teachers develop school-wide protocols for noticing, monitoring, and intervening when students demonstrate potentially harmful symptoms of mental illness.
Red Flags is making a tangible difference in the lives of students. We know that from the end-of-year reports that school implementors are providing. A small sampling of the feedback we are getting is below:
“We implement Red Flags KG-12th grade in Ravenna. … The program has really helped us to streamline our mental health and crisis management protocol, and we are grateful for that! So important!!!” –Ravenna School District, Portage County, Ohio.
“[We were] excited to bring this training to our region. The reception was so positive that we have one district bringing it to their entire school building next year” –Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center, Champaign County, Ohio
“Students really relate to the information we present to them. It really helps to reduce the stigma of mental illness and asking for help if needed.” –Bellaire School District, Belmont County, Ohio. Red Flags is being taught to all 6th graders in Belmont County.
Again, thanks so much for your interest and support in student mental health.