The You Can NOT Be Replaced National Suicide Prevention Week 2015 campaign is called NOTICE.
Reach out. Connect. Give Hope.
People are born into community. We need to empower our young people to know the risks of not reaching out and coming to a trusted adult for themselves or others in crisis. There is a difference between isolation that causes people to retreat from the things and people they love and a break from friends that they come back refreshed from. Our teens need to be watch dogs on social media, and as adults we need to build trust with teens so they are more likely to reach out for help.
Check out our campaign here: www.youcannotbereplaced.com
Or consider having us come speak to your students. www.chipandmelissadayton.com
The goal of a YCNBR presentation is to add value to each of your students, empower leaders to notice fellow classmates and help you reach the ones that might be struggling. Our message for parents is the same. Build trust, evaluate expectations and value your child for who they are, not what they produce.
When teens understand they are irreplaceable, it just makes sense that their peers are as well. By addressing underlying issues that can lead to destructive behavior, reasons for bullying, taking risks, or abusing substances begins to fade. Those struggling with mental health issues are encouraged to keep working on coping and resiliency by focusing on the gift their life is to others. With self-worth intact; relationships improve, teens become forward thinking, choose better friends, value family and embrace a life of purpose.