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Mental Health Awareness Month

In May we observe Mental Health Awareness Month. Resources are available for those who may be searching for support in emotional, psychological and social well-being.

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What can you do to help a friend?

  1. Know the warning signs!
  2. Do not be afraid to talk to your friends
  3. Make no deals
  4. Tell an adult
  5. Snowline JUSD has a comprehensive crisis team to assist those in need. Please contact anyone at your school for information or send an email to´╗┐




In an emergency please call 911


As we countdown the last 13 school days in May, we will add one topic each day to battle against 13 reasons why!
1. Get Involved.

The easiest way to overcome negativity and depression is to take action. Getting involved in a group, team, club or other activity gets young minds moving in a positive direction.

2. Form Relationships.

Relationships help drive happiness, and many who struggle with mental illness point to relationships with friends or family as one of their main reasons for enduring.

3. Serve Others.

Humans naturally form small, tight-knit communities, living as social animals that contribute to their group. Being the difference in the lives of others is the quickest, most sure fire way to happiness. For information on community service projects, check out the Snowline Community Cabinet (meets the third Thursday of every month @ 1pm in the Student Learning Board Room).

4. Find a Rhythm

Look for ways to create small wins. By focusing on small solutions, you can accomplish today, tomorrow, or next week, a "positive "rhythm is created!

5. Take a Break

Life is stressful, and sometimes we all need a break! Science has proven that exercise, meditation, journalling, experiencing nature, and going for walks are great ways to give our mind a break from stress.

6. Normalize the Pressure

Even before Hamlet said, "To be or not to be? That is the question," people have struggled with the strains of life. We need to realize that humans have been dealing with these thoughts since the beginning of time. Have assurance that you can overcome anything, just as many have in the past.

7. Tell YOUR truth

By being honest about our feelings and being vulnerable with those who care about us, we build stronger relationships and find help when its needed.

8. Discover Strength in Adversity

Find your voice; those who take the time to discover their strengths are more resilient to adversity.

9. Keep Things in Perspective

"This too shall pass" We know its difficult to see past the present, but in time, things do get better. Take Bill Gates for example; bullied in school, played "dumb" so he wouldn't be picked on for being smart, and now a philanthropist, and top 10 wealthiest people in the world.

10. Know the Difference between Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy

Self-esteem draws on outside forces to define self, but self-efficacy draws on internal forces to define the self. It is less about what the world thinks about you, and more about what you think about YOU! Encourage high levels of self-efficacy, self-esteem is a never ending myth!

11. Use Adversity for Self Discovery

Yes, times may be hard. But the only time we REALLY grow is during adversity. We don't find out much about ourselves when we are on the mountain top, but we sure find out what we are made of when we are making the climb!

12. Accept that the World is Difficult

Everyone carries their own burdens. It is hard. Just by admitting that, we allow ourselves the freedom to roll up our sleeves and take on a problem-solving attitude.

13. NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!!!

It isn't about how hard you can hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!!