QOM – September Posted September 1, 2016 by Carleen

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September QOM: “What can your SAVE Chapter do to bring awareness to mental health issues? What mental health topics are important to your SAVE members?”

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  • Melquan Deas November 15, 2016 at 12:20 am

    We are doing a Teen Suicidal Awareness campaign next year.

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  • Jordan German September 13, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Our chapter is doing a Teen Suicidal Awareness campaign next year.

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  • Macey September 9, 2016 at 4:41 am

    There are so many options available to do for suicide prevention. One thing I have been working on for my SAVE club is a buddy system! It will be a way for certain people to have the job on certain days for their lunches to sit with someone sitting alone and become friends with them and love them! They may not be suicdial but it is just a way to promote friendships rather then letting people be lonely for too long and they could become suicdial.

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  • Taleek Harlee September 8, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    My SAVE Chapter help to promote awareness about Mental Health Issue by having a quote of the day to up lift people’s spirits. Also we have read stories about people with Mental Health issues so that we could get a better understanding of what they are going through.

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  • Rhiannon Potwin September 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Any way to show our students that mental illnesses are a serious thing and that they shouldn’t be taken lightly. These people are human too and they deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. Just because they are different does not mean they are to be treated differently. Chapters can make videos and posters to help promote the idea that we are all the same.

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  • Kaleigh wright September 5, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Chapters can hold speakers for mental health and suicide awareness, host a race or walk, and put facts on the announcement to educate the school. Suicide, depression, and anxiety are important topics at our school.

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  • Marjorie lam September 3, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    My save chapter addresses suicide prevention as our main focus of mental illnesses. We have our members make announcements to the student body to aware them of the facts and statistics of suicide among teenagers because, unfortunately, it is so common for high school students to consider or commit self harm. In hopes to brighten some of their days, our members hand out compliment cards to random students throughout the school.

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  • Kaitlyn Wade August 11, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    The chapter can address certain students that have come out and flown above their troubles of mental illness, or have overcome and endured the harsh ends of the mind.
    Discuss with the students and people in the community on the topic, and try to create and meeting point of understanding for young individuals to seek comfort or a sign of hope upon mental illness.
    Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Dissociation Identity, Autism, those barely touches the surface of mental illness, which is why even if everything’s going wrong; Seek help, reach out to others, there are so many people who haven’t gotten to meet you yet so, never give up!
    I don’t like goodbye’s, that’s why I say; “See you later’s.”

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  • Mamie Frank March 8, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    My chapter encourages student counseling and peer mediation. When a student is in crisis, my chapter encourages members to reach out and comfort their peers. In our meetings, we discuss ways to encourage those around us and to encourage students to embrace mental health. We strive to re-stigmatize mental health issues and make all feel welcome in our school community.

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  • Larissa Wilson December 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    We as SAVE students can print flyers and post them all over our school! They can consist of ways to get help if you are in need and they can consist of where to go and who to get ahold of. You can contact your local Hospital for more help or even go to a school nurse.

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  • Jordan German September 28, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    We are going to contact our local mental heath center for information to distribute in our local schools.The topic of oppositional defiant is question as to whether not it is a mental illness and should children that’s diagnosed as oppositional defiant be labeled as mental illness.

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  • Maggie Adams September 28, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    The Chapel Hill SAVE members are very passionate about mental health, specifically autism and depression. One thing out club will be doing this month is putting puzzle pieces on all the lockers at our school. The puzzle pieces are different colors and will represent a statistic about autism. When students come into school they will find puzzles pieces on their lockers, and during announcements a representative from our SAVE chapter will talk about autism and the puzzle pieces. It is a great way to get the entire schools attention and get students thinking about mental health.

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  • Sarah Spradlin September 17, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    there are many ways to bring awareness. our chapter and yours can do these different things! you can simply print a flyer/pamphlet over different reasons for mental health and different was to help it! you can also set up a donation to help support the cause! there is so many different varieties of mental health issues just to focus on one! they also can be caused by, stress, peers, anxiety and many others. the best thing to do is bring awareness to all cause and issues! good luck with your chapter and don’t forget to have fun with what your doing!!

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  • Gabrielle Allen-Destroismaisons September 4, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    There are a multitude of things that my SAVE chapter can do to bring awareness to mental health issues. Some things that we have done in the past include having an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of Darkness Walk and posting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in bathroom stalls. Additional things that we could do and/or are planning to do include having our chapter take a youth mental health first aid course, inviting a guest speaker to talk to our chapter (EMS, parent, psychologist), and having a table set up during lunch for pledges to eliminate mental health stigma. Other ideas include putting up awareness posters and fliers around school. In order to help youth who are struggling with mental illness, we must open the discussion and send the message that there is no shame in asking for help. Some mental health topics that are important to SAVE members at my school include suicide, suicidal ideation, self-harm, depression, and anxiety. Suicide and suicidal ideation are topics that are very dear to my school and I strive to create an environment in my high school, community, and beyond where people, especially youth, feel comfortable asking for help and feel that they are of value.

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  • Jenny Suwanmanee September 2, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    SAVE Chapters can distribute flyers and pamphlets that provide information about mental health issues. Posters can also be hung around school and provide information about how someone who is dealing with mental health issues can get help. The very most important topic regarding mental health for my SAVE Chapter is stress. There is a lot of pressure and stress from school, extracurriculars, parents, teachers, peers etc. so students sometime feel overwhelmed and stressed out and don’t know how to deal with these issues.

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  • Haley Abernathy September 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Chapters can give out pamphlets on how to deal with mental health. For our school anxiety and depresson are the biggest mental health issues due to rigorous class schedules. We offer our club as an outlet to “de-stress”.

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  • Kaleigh Wright September 1, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    SAVE Chapters can dedicate meetings toward mental health awareness, post flyers, announcements throughout the school, and if possible have guest speakers to share their story. In our chapter the most important mental health issue is suicide since unfortunately we have had several recent incidents in the matter.

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  • Rose Le September 1, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    The main mental health issue that’s important to my SAVE chapter is suicidal thought. With suicide prevention week coming up from September 7-13th, my SAVE chapter is making daily morning announcements with inspirational quotes, stories of parents who have lost their child, and information on where they can receive counseling.

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