Education,
Parent Networking,
and a

United Message

Education,

Parent

Networking,

and a

United

Message

Get Involved

Throughout the year we will provide opportunities to learn and have conversations about relevant and current issues that affect the mental health of our families and those within our communities.

It’s easy to join us – just show up!

Programs are free and open to anyone who cares about mental health.

%

Of students say they receive the most support from parents.

%

Have intentionally harmed themselves in the past year.

%

Of teens are at high risk for depression.

Events

 

All events are free and open to the public. Babysitting may be provided – check program notes.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Will Be Rescheduled

Fairbanks High School

**Due to COVID-19 restrictions this event will be rescheduled and will no longer be held on April 4. If you sent us a registration, we will automatically register you for the rescheduled date and send you an email update. Thank you and stay well!**

Social Media

U-nite: Parents Connecting Community
U-nite: Parents Connecting Community
"As a teacher, parent or friend, it’s okay to say something when you see something “strange” that someone else posts. Ask them about it:
“Hey I saw what you posted, are you okay?”
“Sounds like you were pretty heated up about _____. Want to talk about it?”
I encourage students not to engage in the posts by reacting or commenting on the post, but rather act upon it by saying something and then doing something, like going directly to someone for help."
Read more:
https://www.fortheloveofteachers.com/teaching-kids-how-to-use-social-media-responsibly/
U-nite: Parents Connecting Community
U-nite: Parents Connecting Community
Fairbanks Superintendent reminds us of one of the key components to being the support we need for our kids and ourselves: HOPE
"Hope is powerful. The idea of a better future provides fuel for individuals. We all know examples of how hope powers people to impossible heights."
STRIVE TO BE THAT BEACON OF REAL HOPE.
https://forfairbanks.wordpress.com/2020/08/17/hope-happens-here/
U-nite: Parents Connecting Community
U-nite: Parents Connecting Community
So what are some things that you should know about back to school and mental health? Psych Hub recommends you be aware of these five things:
https://drugfree.org/article/5-things-parents-need-to-know-about-back-to-school-mental-health/
U-nite: Parents Connecting Community
U-nite: Parents Connecting Community
Feeling dissatisfied with this situation? The secret is #gratitude . For real, it seems there is actually scientific proof that it is the "Antidote to Dissatisfaction"
(10 minute video)
Note: Gratitude may help but is not an answer to clinical depression or other more serious mental health conditions.
Need immediate help?
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1800-273-TALK or use the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.Contact
https://youtu.be/WPPPFqsECz0
U-nite: Parents Connecting Community
An Antidote to Dissatisfaction
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U-nite: Parents Connecting Community
U-nite: Parents Connecting Community
"In other words, says Dr. Stern, “We say to ourselves: ‘This sucks, and I’m going to be sad about it, and I’m going to be angry about it, and I’m going to feel anxious about it,’ or whatever it is. This then allows us to move on and say, ‘Okay, so now what needs to be done?’”
Read more: https://childmind.org/article/supporting-teenagers-and-young-adults-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/

Programs for You

Survey

What types of subjects would you like to learn about? Vaping, suicide prevention, personal safety…?

Our Mission

To empower parents to create community and connections to benefit our children’s mental wellness.

Who we are:

We are a group of concerned parents from schools in Union County Ohio that want to help our kids by educating ourselves and advocating for their mental health and safety. 

Our Pillars:

  • Hope
  • Empathy
  • Tolerance

Resources

Need immediate help?

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1800-273-TALK or use the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.