Programs & Campaigns
Signs of Suicide (SOS)
SOS Signs of Suicide is an evidence-based program designed for middle and high school students that teaches youth to identify signs of depression and suicide in themselves and their friends. SOS has been distributed to over 10,000 schools and organizations across the country.
How Full Is Your Cup?
The Prevention Team at Tri-County Mental Health Services partnered with student leaders in Clay, Platte and Ray counties to develop a campaign entitled, “How Full is Your Cup?” that aims to help students identify the impact their stressors are having on them and avoid “spill over” when possible. The How Full is Your Cup? campaign highlights healthy stress vs. unhealthy stress and serves as a visual representation that describes the importance of healthy coping.
The Talk Dot
The Prevention Team at Tri-County Mental Health Services partnered with Platte County High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) implemented the “Talk Dot”, in the form of a sticker. If a student needs to talk to someone about something they are going through, the blue dot symbolizes it is a safe space for that person to go to. Teachers, school staff, and students were given the option of displaying the sticker on their laptops, cups or other belongings, to show others they are willing to listen and help.