HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT NEWS 19 continues Taking Action to keep a review about mental health recognition and self-murder impediment during a forefront. We’re partnering with a Huntsville Hospital Foundation for a SPEAK initiative, that stands for Suicide, Prevention, Empowerment, Awareness and Knowledge. Our latest bid is a Happy Box Project.
Just like grown-ups, kids understanding with a lot of stress. We asked a few New Century High School students and SPEAK Ambassadors to give us some examples.
“I have been vexed before and we don’t unequivocally wish to be around people when you’re depressed,” describes 11th grader Sierra Arbogast. “You don’t feel like articulate to anybody.”
“One of my friends, she had a bad uncle,” says 10th grader Jayden Gautreaux. “That was a thing that happened to her. Other friends, it’s highlight and family issues and they can’t cope with it by themselves.”
It’s critical for immature people, and all of us really, to have healthy ways to cope. That’s where a Happy Box Project comes in.
“They can take equipment from their bland life that assistance them cope whenever life seems too heavy,” explains SPEAK Coordinator Anna Manning.
Manning says it’s about assisting renovate your mindset from a disastrous to a certain place. Here is a design of a box Manning done and posted on amicable media:
“It’s not only indispensably something that brings behind a good memory, though things that indeed take them by that coping period,” says Manning. “For example, one tyro posted a design of headphones since whenever he’s unequivocally stressed, he listens to music. I hope everybody will take a time and emanate a happy box.”
Manning also says that now is a time to do something certain and preventative.
“Mental health is not mental illness,” explains Manning. “There’s a difference. In a media, we speak about mental illness, though we forget that we all understanding with mental health. We all need a mental health check.”
WHNT NEWS 19 encourages we to make your possess happy box! When we do, share it with us. Post a design on amicable media – Facebook or Instagram. Use a following hashtags: #happyboxproject #speakhsv #suicideawareness. Make certain to tab WHNT NEWS 19 and a Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
Here are some discipline that can assistance we make your possess happy box:
- Grab a box and fill it with things that move we assent and comfort when we are carrying a down day.
- Choose equipment that assistance we mislay yourself from a benefaction disharmony in your day and move we a small bit of calm.
- These equipment should not be trigger equipment or things to gloat about.
- Encourage everybody we know to make one too!
Note from Clarissa McClain: This is my happy box that we keep during my table during work. It has a design of my family. we adore them with each fiber of my being. we also threw in some bags of Fritos, since they are one favorite snacks. we also put post-it records with fortifying Bible verses. we also flashy a inside flaps, so when we open a box, we immediately get that service and sign to change my thinking.