Counseling Connections

Mrs. Sarnow ~ School Counselor

Kudos to YOU!

The school year is off to a wonderful start. Thank you parents, caregivers, teachers AND students for working hard to do HARD things! You are resilient and brave and most importantly, appreciated. With our continued collaborative efforts to keep everyone healthy, we will be able to stay in-person for as long as possible... which we are all hoping will be the entire 2020-2021 school year!!! Continue being BRAVE , continue being SAFE and continue being YOU:)

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Below is information about a nation wide, mental health event. Many popular musical artists, athletes and more speak up about not speaking about mental health. Click on the link for more information.

I'm Listening 2020: Talk Has the Power to Save Lives

Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 6-8pm

This is an online event.

During National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, the I’m Listening initiative aims to ensure that mental health conversations are seen as commonplace and met with acceptance.

This year we’re joining forces with Jon Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, G-Eazy, and members of Guns N' Roses, Cage the Elephant, TLC, along with so many more in order to feel empowered when it comes to having candid conversations around mental health. Each artist's story aims to change how we approach discussing mental health, while also serving as an inspirational moment. I’m Listening is here to remind us all that it is okay not to be okay.

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Speak UP/Speak OUT Wisconsin

This is an AMAZING resource created by the Wisconsin Department of Justice! The Speak Up, Speak Out Resource Center will respond quickly and confidentially to make sure we can get help to you or to someone who is hurting, struggling or in danger.

Click here to check out the website and see how it works and how it can help!!

Speak Up Speak Out WI

Websites and hotlines

Below are links to a few more websites with good information regarding suicide and mental health awareness.

Suicide Prevention Line - Call 800-273-TALK(8255) or TEXT the word TALK to 741741

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Institute of Mental Heath