All AISD High Schools were represented at the high school fair last week during lunch. High school representatives were here during every lunch on October 23rd-25th. Students enjoyed visiting their zoned school as well as schools with special programs.
The Kealing Guidance Department is making presentations to all 7th grade students through advisory beginning on November 7th thru the 9th. The goal is to instruct them on how they can “Be the One” to help a friend who is struggling with depression or hurting themselves. The presentation goes over the signs of depression and the ways to help friends cope. We will also discuss what to do when friends are hurting themselves and/or are having suicidal thoughts. Counselors will encourage all students to tell an adult if someone expresses thoughts of hurting themselves; this includes telling their parents, especially if they learn of a student’s thoughts outside of the school setting.
Counselors will share the number to a help hotline, the National Suicide Prevention LifeLine, at 1 (800) 273- TALK. or to text CONNECT to 741741 to chat with a crisis counselor. Please feel free to pass this information onto others. If your student communicates to you that one of their friends is having suicidal thoughts. Please either contact their parents or the police, who have mental health officers that can check on them in their home. Other resources can be found under the HELP tab on the Counseling Website: http://kmsguidance.weebly.com/ All it takes is one person to “Be the One” to save another’s life.
Christopher Aparicio, 8th grade counselor