Tuesday, March 8, 2016

How You Can Help Spread the Word

Guess what? Our school district is offering the Youth Mental Health First Aid class again. The same class that Adam and I attended in January, and I wrote this post about. They are also offering the class to twenty of our high school students. These students will be trained to recognize signs and symptoms and possibly help their fellow school mates.

How great is this?!

In a previous post I told you that one out of every four children will struggle with some sort of mental illness. These kids should not face this alone.  In fact they rely heavily on the adults in their lives, for help and support. But there are still many adults out there who are unaware, overwhelmed, or too embarrassed to reach out for help. We were certainly in that situation not too long ago.

We all need the tools and skills to cope, and they are out there!  This course is a great way to get started.  Don't forget that 80% to 90% of people with mental disorders are treatable. Treatable! So why wouldn't we do what we can to help?

I am writing this to you, because I need you to help me spread Us Too's message.

If all of you share this post on Facebook and just one person gets the message, then we did our job. It may help someone they love take that first step towards healing.

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Thank you,

Us too

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