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School Campaigns

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Speak Up, Speak Out, Speak Free

Implemented by Platte County High School DECA students, this strategy focuses on reducing the mental health stigma within the community. The campaign encourages peers to speak up and seek help if they are struggling.
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Stop the Stigma

The Stop the Stigma campaign was developed and implemented by North Kansas City students to reduce the stigma of mental health.  Every day of the week was used to raise awareness and reduce stigma on a different mental health illness.
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How Full Is Your Cup?

Lawson CIA members were concerned about their student body when it came to dealing with life's pressures, demands, and traumas. To help their peers avoid unhealthy coping strategies, they developed the "How Full is Your Cup?" campaign.
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Stress Less Week

Platte County High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) created this campaign week to address healthy ways to handle stress. Students handed out magnets, created hashtags, and implemented the Talk Dot. Previous years included a letter blast all around the school with encouragement and hope to those who are struggling.
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The Platte County High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) implemented the "Talk Dot". If a student needs to talk to someone about something they are going through, the blue dot symbolizes a safe place for conversation.
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Younique Week

Excelsior Springs High School implemented "Younique Week" to encourage students to embrace who they are as individuals. The students gave tasks for each day. For example, Monday was "High 5 Monday" and Tuesday was "Love Your Selfie". 
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Signs of Suicide (SOS)

The Signs of Suicide Program (SOS) is unique among school-based suicide prevention programs as it incorporates two prominent suicide prevention strategies into a single program: an educational curriculum that raises awareness about suicide and depression, and a brief screening for depression.
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Other Resources

Preventing Suicide: The Role of High School Teachers

School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth

Fostering School Connectedness (Administrators)

Fostering School Connectedness (Teachers)

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, 2nd edition

Youth Suicide Prevention and Awareness Model Policy