Millis High School will use this Grant to partner with
Minding Your Mind
, an organization whose primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators.
A portion of the funding will go toward Q.P.R. Suicide Prevention Training with the staff of the both the middle and high schools. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, and the QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, proactive and proven suicide prevention training.
“The statistics related to student stress, anxiety, depression, and suicide are sobering. This grant will help us as a school be more proactive in identifying concerning behaviors and ideations, provide a safe environment for students to discuss mental health and seek help, and provide training and education to both teachers and parents on adolescent mental health”, noted principal Bob Mullaney.