Youth Health Services Department Brings Awareness of Suicide Prevention Week at James Logan, Hayward, and Tennyson High Schools
September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. To help fight the stigma attached to talking about suicide, our Youth Health Services (YHS) Department took a proactive approach during Suicide Prevention Week by engaging teenagers at James Logan, Hayward, and Tennyson High Schools in a meaningful way.
The YHS staff at each school encouraged students to join the cause by writing heartfelt notes of encouragement to their peers, fostering a supportive atmosphere, and raising awareness about the critical issue of suicide among teens.
The uplifting messages written by students displayed as flags served as a constant reminder throughout the month, emphasizing the importance of compassion and mental health within the school community.
During the events, students were also given resources for how to seek support when struggling with suicidal thoughts, as well as how to talk to a friend or fellow student who has expressed thoughts about suicide.
Stay tuned for more updates from the TVHC Youth Health Services department