Drew ‘s Hope, Grief Support for Families Fall Session:
The Drew’s Hope grief support program for children (18 & under) and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one begins (Tues. Sept. 12) at our Shippensburg University location. This FREE program is offered by the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation of Shippensburg. Please read and extend the attached flyer to any children/teens in your school district that might need this free local grief resource. Drew’s Hope Information 2017
Support programs are recommended a minimum of 4-6 months from a loss, although everyone grieves differently and some families come to us sooner, while some join us several years into their grief journey.
If you have any questions about Drew’s Hope, please contact me at 532-8922 or firstname.lastname@example.org. -Marcie Taylor, Drew’s Hope Family Services Coordinator
If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or alone, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Your call will be directed to a local crisis center where a trained counselor will answer. All calls are free and confidential. You can also text the Crisis Text Line by texting 741-741 or chat online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
SUICIDE WARNING SIGNS
- Feelings of Hopelessness
- Anxiety, agitation, trouble sleeping or sleeping all of the time
- Expressions of having no reason for living; no sense of purpose in life
- Feelings of being trapped – like there’s no way out
- Increase alcohol and/or drug use
- Withdrawal from friends, family, and community
- Rage, uncontrolled anger, expressions of wanting or seeking revenge
- Reckless behavior or more risky activities, seemingly without thinking
- Dramatic mood changes
- Giving away prized possessions
For more information about youth suicide warning signs and risk factors, please visit the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide (http://www.suicidology.org/ncpys/warning-signs-risk-factors).
TEEN DEPRESSION WARNING SIGNS
- Depressed, irritable, sad, or empty mood for at least two weeks
- Decreased interest or enjoyment in once-favorite activities and people
- Changes in appetite, eating too much or too little, significant weight gain or loss
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Physical agitation or slowness
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Low self-esteem, feeling guilty
- Decreased ability to concentrate, indecisive
- Unexplained aches and pains
- Recurrent suicidal thoughts or behavior (*seek immediate medical help)
WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR A FRIEND WITH A MENTAL HEALTH CONCERN
- Take it seriously. Act NOW.
- Find a quiet, private place to talk to your friend.
- Tell him/her why you are concerned and what specific behaviors you’ve noticed.
- Talk in a calm, nonjudgmental, and caring way.
- Listen, don’t lecture.
- Encourage your friend to seek help.
- Prepare for all possible reactions. You may need to ask other people to assist you.
- Take care of yourself.
- Offer support, understanding, and encouragement.
- Never keep talk of suicide a secret. Tell a trusted adult (school nurse, school counselor, teacher, coach, parent, etc.).
AACAP Resource Centers empower individuals through patient education. Each AACAP Resource Center contains consumer-friendly definitions, answers to frequently asked questions, clinical resources, expert videos, and abstracts from the JAACAP, Scientific Proceedings and Facts for Families relevant to each disorder.
Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. The organization offers education, training, and support to unite families and help them heal while coping with mood disorders.
KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.
The American Association of Suicidology National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide believes that suicide can often be prevented. Strong communities, safe schools, and supportive families all help the development of healthy youth. For youth struggling with mental illness and or substance abuse, effective services make a difference.
Prevent Suicide PA is the only statewide, nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing suicide in Pennsylvania. Their mission is to provide education and collaborate with the community to prevent suicide, reduce the stigma associated with suicide, and support those touched by suicide.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a network of crisis centers dedicated to suicide prevention that are located in communities across the country. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or alone, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Your call will be directed to a local crisis center where a trained counselor will answer. If you prefer to chat online, you can visit the Lifeline’s website to instant message with a skilled counselor.
TeenCentral.Net is a safe, free and totally anonymous site that offers help when you need it most. If you have a problem, question, difficult situation or just want to vent, write your “story” and there will be an answer waiting for you within 24-hours. It’s that easy – so log on and work it out!
Prospective Family Events – Milton Hershey School
Prospective Family Events: A Chance to Learn More
Prospective families have the opportunity to learn more about the school from Milton Hershey School admissions counselors and how it could create a successful future for their children. MHS offers students a top-notch education—including small class sizes, one-on-one attention, extra study hours, hands-on learning, access to the latest technology, and the chance to earn a scholarship towards continuing education.
At the family events, families are able to speak directly with our admissions counselors to find out if the school may be a good fit for their children.
No registration is required to attend a Family Event. All family events begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information, please call (800) 322-3248 (toll-free).
If you are planning to attend an event and need accommodations for anyone in your family with a disability, please contact Campus Services and Central Monitoring at (717) 520-2647 at least three days prior to the event.
The Counseling Department is Providing Information Sessions throughout the Fall per Grade. Check out the Information Provided:
Senior Information Power Point: 17-18Senior Presentation
Junior Information Power Point: 2017 ppt-prepare-psat-nmsqt
Senior High School Counseling Program: Counseling Syllabi
Thursday, April 27th 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Senior High School.
The Class of 2021 students and parents were provided information concerning how to best prepare for a high school career. Attendees received a DRAFT copy of their 9th grade schedule.
Students and Parents met: Mr. Gregory Miller , SASHS 9th/10th Grade Associate Principal
SASHS Counseling Team: Mrs. Erica Frontino (Counselor for students; “A-I”)
Mr. David Lindenmuth (Counselor for students; “J-Q”)
Mrs. Michele Dubbs (Counselor for students; “R-Z”)
Glad you attended
Class of 2021 Orientation Presentation: Parent Orientation 2017
Good Luck Class of 2021 on making a great transition from 8th Grade to Ninth Grade.