SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.
To access resources and get educated, please visit the National Alliance on Mental Health web page https://www.nami.org/get-involved/awareness-events/suicide-prevention-awareness-month
3 Types of School Supports to Help Students with Mental Health Conditions
School can be a challenge for students with mental health conditions. Some students struggle to concentrate, sit still or follow directions. Others might have difficulty learning due to depression, anxiety, mood swings, psychosis or behavior caused by trauma. For too many of our students, their symptoms result in discipline — such as out-of-school suspension — rather than support. To complicate the picture, many students with mental health conditions also have co-occurring learning disabilities.
There is hope for students with mental health needs as there are several ways to secure academic and behavioral support. The supports available in public schools include general education interventions, Section 504 plans and special education services. Which type of support is most appropriate for a student depends on that student’s unique strengths and needs.
To learn more, please visit https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/3-Types-of-School-Supports-to-Help-Students-with-Mental-Health-Conditions? utm_source=naminow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=naminow
NAMI Online support group
NAMI Columbia, MO now offers an online support group. See information below for joining.
NAMI Columbia MO
Family Support Group Meeting
Monthly – 2nd Mondays @ 7:30 – 8:45 pm
To join, email NAMIColumbiaMO@gmail.com
Who We Are
The Stuart B. Eiken Foundation - “STU22crew” - was created to promote awareness for the prevention of teenage suicide and to assist teens with the overall health of their bodies, minds, and hearts.