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Hope Squad

Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. The program reduces youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention. Student members are nominated by their peers.
The 10 goals of Hope Squad are to:
1. Increase the knowledge of suicide warning signs.
2. Train the entire school staff in suicide prevention and intervention.
3. Create positive relationships among peers and faculty.
4. Break the code of silence by training students to not keep deadly secrets.
5. Raise awareness and acceptance for students to seek help from a trusted adult.
6. Reduce self-destructive behavior and youth suicide.
7. Educate students and parents about community mental health resources.
8. Build strong relationships with local mental health agencies.
9. Improve the identification of adolescents with undetected/undiagnosed/untreated emerging mental disorders.
10. Change the school culture through suicide prevention awareness and mental health acceptance.
For questions, contact Ms. Cummings, Ms. Finchum, or Ms. Riesenberg.