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Red Ribbon Week

This week we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week! The theme for this year is “Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free!” To help celebrate we are encouraging children to participate in the following dress ip days:

  • Monday-Love yourself, say NO to drugs!
    • Wear red to school
  • Tuesday-My future is too bright for drugs
    • Wear neon bright colors
  • Wednesday-Turn your back on drugs
    • Wear your clothes backwards
  • Thursday-Be your own kind of brave
    • Dress up as a superhero or your Halloween costume

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Supports for Students and Families Living with Mental Illness

NAMI Utah (National Alliance on Mental Illness) advocates for and supports individuals and families impacted by mental illness.  NAMI Utah offers free classes, support groups, and mentoring for families and individuals living with mental illness.  The following list provides information for a few of the services NAMI Utah provides.  For an extensive list of supports, visit their webpage at www.namiut.org .

 

  • NAMI Progression

For teens, ages 13-18, with mental health conditions.  Free six-week course on causes, symptoms, self-care, safety planning, and more.

  • NAMI Basics

For parents of youth with mental health conditions.  Free six-week course that provides an opportunity to connect with others and learn how to best support your child.

  • NAMI Ending the Silence

A 50- to 75-minute prevention and early intervention presentation that engages youth, parents, or school staff in a discussion about mental health.

  • NAMI Family and Friends

A free 90-minutes seminar for those wanting to know how to support their loved ones who are living with mental illness.

  • Family Support Groups

Free support for loved ones of individuals with a mental health condition.

  • NAMI Mentors

Mentors can provide information regarding mental health conditions and about resources in the community.  Mentors are available Monday – Friday from 9am to 4:15pm.  Call 801-323-9900

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training

A free 90 minute workshop informing participants how to recognize warning signs of suicide and how to question, persuade and refer someone for help.

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