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PC HOPE: Mission and Priorities

PC HOPE is an ad hoc task force of the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). This task force is working to erase the stigma of mental health issues and to support the Park Cities community through education on mental health.
Mission/Purpose: Address the mental health issues affecting our youth and our community and serve as a resource by creating a culture committed to increasing awareness and improving quality of life.
 
Three Priorities
 
1.    Education
  1. For Parents:
    • How to talk to kids about mental health;
    • Recognizing warning signs (depression, anxiety, substance abuse)
  2. For Staff:
    • How to address social and emotional learning
  3. For Students:
    • How to deal with emotions
    • How to help each other
2.    Awareness
  1. Raise awareness of mental health in today’s society
  2. Erase the stigma of talking about mental health issues
  3. Address suicide awareness 
3.    Resources and Communication
  1. Create and organize resources for the community posted in a central location
  2. Serve as a conduit of spreading the word about mental health
  3. Collect feedback for task force initiatives
  4. Provide parent/student resources that are available 24/7