NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL will be participating in the SOS Program, which is used throughout the country in many schools and community health agencies to raise awareness of depression and suicide. Our goal is to teach the signs and symptoms of depression and help students know what to do when warning signs are recognized. NORTHVIEW will be promoting the ACT message standing for Acknowledge, Care, and Tell as a way of reminding us what we should do when we notice individuals displaying key warning signs. Students and staff will be shown a short training video and given a response card to fill out indicating they understand the videos message. Your participation will be key to raising awareness at our school and within the community. To expand the awareness of these issues throughout the community we have made available the parent portal.
The administration and staff at NORTHVIEW would like to thank you for supporting us in our efforts to maintain a positive and safe school environment.
During this training, we will show a video on the signs and symptoms of depression and building an awareness of depression and suicide for all of our students. Additionally, students will learn how to respond and who they should talk to if they or a friend are ever in need of assistance. The video is a 20-minute lesson on the topics and strategies of depression and suicide and will enhance your child’s awareness of the subject
If you wish to view the video for parents and students you may access it through the parent SOS portal.