SOS Training

Margaret Paul
Dear Families,

Earlier this week you received an email from our Mental Health Support team, Ty Beauchamp and Joannie Sciarrone, regarding our upcoming S.O.S., Signs of Suicide training. As they mentioned, it is essential for all of us in the LREI community–faculty and staff, families, and students to get this training to continue to keep our students healthy and safe. We have posted the information regarding the SOS training below.

We also want to take this opportunity to remind you of the wrap-around team who work closely with our amazing LREI faculty to support our students through their days and weeks. The Wellness team for the high school meets weekly to plan supports, coordinate services, and communicate with teachers. 
Carey Socol (college guidance and school counseling), Margaret Paul, Allison Isbell, Barbara Bode (nurse), Marion Holley Smith (Dean of Students), Ty Beauchamp (psychologist), Manjula Nair (Dean of Student Life) and Joannie Sciarrone (school counselor). Not pictured: Kellen Howell (college guidance and school counseling).

Another aspect of support in the high school is our Learning Support team: Jessica Prohias Gardiner and Jonathan Segal; not pictured: Jerry Cascio.

Throughout the school, advisors, teachers, and these teams are here to ensure both academic success as well as health and well-being during students’ four years of high school. Please be in touch–we are all here to partner with you as you help your student navigate their high school years.
Information from the original email posted again below for your reference. Zoom information will be provided next week.
The mental health team will be facilitating Signs of Suicide Prevention lessons to students, faculty, and families throughout the month of April. 

The program's goals are to decrease suicide and suicide attempts by increasing student knowledge and adaptive attitudes about depression, encouraging personal help-seeking or help-seeking on behalf of a friend, reducing the stigma of mental illness, and engaging families and faculty in prevention through education.

Students learn to identify warning signs of suicide and depression through videos and guided discussion questions. The main message to students is to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell) when worried about themselves or their peers. At the end of the lesson, students complete a screening for depression, allowing the mental health team to support students in need. 

At least one family member is required to attend one of the Signs of Suicide Prevention lessons on zoom. Please attend the training on either April 13th from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. or April 13th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students will receive another version of the lesson in their advisories at the end of the month. 

Please reach out to Joanne Sciarrone, School Counselor, and Ty Beauchamp, School Psychologist, with any questions or concerns. 

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