• May 13Regular daily publications have stopped for reviews & finals. Be watching, though, coverage resumes soon.
The Student Voice of Prosper High School

Eagle Nation Online

The Student Voice of Prosper High School

Eagle Nation Online

The Student Voice of Prosper High School

Eagle Nation Online

‘Suicide Prevention Month’ ends in September, but care continues throughout year

Articles highlight staff members’ contributions to mental health
Made+in+Canva%2C+this+graphic+depicts+the+image+of+a+brain+with+a+heart+inside+of+it%2C+surrounded+by+the+words+Mental+Health+Awareness.+This+graphic+is+part+of+an+ongoing+series+of+stories+related+to+mental+health.+Sharing+the+stories+of+staff+and+students+of+PHS+working+towards+improving+mental+health+can+inspire+others+to+do+the+same.
Lauren Clayton
Made in Canva, this graphic depicts the image of a brain with a heart inside of it, surrounded by the words “Mental Health Awareness.” This graphic is part of an ongoing series of stories related to mental health. Sharing the stories of staff and students of PHS working towards improving mental health can inspire others to do the same.

September is “Suicide Prevention Month,” a time dedicated to breaking the stigma around mental illness and encouraging the many who struggle with their mental health to seek out support. Throughout September, the Eagle Nation Online writers and photographers shared the stories of staff members who worked toward improving the mental health of students all around the school.

The staff members covered in September included these: student support counselor Stephanie Clayton, counselor Megan Howell, and girls lacrosse head coach Morgan Alexander. Each of them encourages their students to take up a proactive mindset and prioritize mental health. In 2021, it was reported that nearly one third of high school students experienced poor mental health. These staff members provide a safe space to students where they can learn to seek out support, think positively, and be kind to themselves and others.

Watch for more articles on mental health issues by looking for the attached featured image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mental health and safety resources
Crisis Resources

For immediate Emergency call 911

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988.

Prosper ISD 'Tip 411' can be used to send an anonymous tip

Crisis text line: Text HOME to 741741

 

Additional Hotline Resources
How to call 911

When to call 911

Call 911 when you need immediate assistance from the police, fire department, or ambulances. If you're not sure if it is an emergency, it is OK to call, but never prank call emergency services.

What to say

The first information you should give to a 911 operator is your location, the phone number you are calling from, and the nature of the emergency, as well as the answer to any other questions they ask. This is important in case you get cut off or cannot respond.

Can I text 911?

It is always best to call 911, but if you are unable to talk on the phone you can also text 911 in some areas. if Text-to-911 is not available in your area wireless carriers are required to send a 'bounce back message.' Let your operator know if you are deaf or in a situation where it is unsafe to call.

Learn more about 911 FAQs

Leave a Comment
Donate to Eagle Nation Online
$300
$2000
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of Prosper High School. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Lauren Clayton
Lauren Clayton, Reporter
Lauren Clayton is a senior at Prosper High School, fulfilling her second year as a member of the Eagle Nation Online staff. She is a reporter with a passion for environmental and mental health stories. Outside of school she enjoys writing fantasy, drawing, and caring for her pet uromastyx. After graduating she plans to attend UT Arlington and pursue a degree in Herpetology.
Donate to Eagle Nation Online
$300
$2000
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All Eagle Nation Online Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *