Students Will Turn Their Campus Yellow to Provide Hope to Those Who Struggle With Depression
WHAT: Coronado High School is collaborating with the San Diego Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to host a Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Week February 27th thru March 2nd. The week will feature activities and programs designed to promote dialogue on campus about mental health issues and combat the incidence of student suicide. This program is a first-of-its-kind for San Diego County.
WHEN: February 27th – March 2nd
Monday – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Promotion
Students will promote the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis hotline number (1-800-273-TALK) by displaying posters on campus.
Tuesday & Wednesday – Classroom Presentations
Students will view the ground-breaking “More Than Sad Teen Depression” educational film produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). This film is designed to educate high school students to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression in themselves and others. Students will also hear from a local community member who has lost a loved one to suicide.
Thursday – Positive Messages Project + Campus Resource Fair
Students will post 3,000 positive messages – each on a Post-It Note – around campus to create a supportive environment. A Resource Fair will take place during lunch to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the community-based mental health services available to them. Students will turn their campus YELLOW to provide HOPE to those who struggle with depression.
Friday – Yellow for Hope
Students are asking everyone in the community to wear YELLOW in support of suicide prevention.
WHERE: Coronado High School – 650 D Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
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