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11/9/18
Lifeline Check Your Mood Week
Audience: Parents/Padres, News, Students, Our School, Homepage, Health Office, Counseling, Homepage, Students, Parents/Padres, Our School, Health Office, Counseling, Counseling, Counseling and News
Posted by: Claudia Summerson
Location: Contact: Counseling Dept.

Check your Mood week ifrom 11/5/18-11/9/18.

 

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Assembly Bill No. 2246, which was approved by Governor Brown on September 26, 2016, requires each school and education agency serving grades 7-12 to adopt a policy on pupil suicide prevention before the 2017-18 school year.

 

To proactively address this issue, Rancho Minerva is partnering with North County Lifeline’s HERE Now program to provide a “Check Your Mood Week” filled with discussions about emotions and ways to help your friends.

 

The teen years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions—difficult for teens, their parents, and educators.  It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common of mental illnesses) appears to be occurring at a much earlier age, and the past decade has seen teen suicide rates double.

 

Our goals in participating in this program are straightforward:

 

  • To help our students understand that depression is a treatable illness, and help them assess whether or not they may have symptoms consistent with depression
  • To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression
  • To provide students training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in a friend
  • To impress upon teens that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a responsible adult about their concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about this program please do not hesitate to contact your child's counselor or administrator.