• Thu. Jun 1st, 2023

Henderson Bay Students find out Mental Wellness Initially Assist


Apr 1, 2023

Henderson Bay Greater College students had been supplied the opportunity to find out how to help their peers dealing with mental wellness challenges thanks to PSD’s partnership with Communities In Schools and the Tacoma Pierce County Wellness Division. 

The Mental Wellness Initially Assist course was supplied to students in 10th by way of 12th grade for two weeks in March. The class teaches mental wellness help for buddies, how to help all through a substance use overdose, and sources/tools to use in situations when an person they know is in crisis. 

HBHS students had been taught by Counselor Annie Schuster and Communities In Schools Strategy Director Laurel Shultz. Shultz, a member of the Gig Harbor/Essential Peninsula Suicide Prevention Coalition, talked about the class was presented thanks to a grant from the TPCHD. 

“We do mental wellness education for adults who operate with youths, and this class is the subsequent step. To bring the education to the teens,” Shultz talked about. 

The course is three, 90-minute classes that ends with students becoming a certified mental wellness initial aider. 

“It is really full. It is about one thing that can be a crisis, or a mental wellness challenge,” Shultz talked about. “We give them the sources, the tools, and we concentrate on them prioritizing their private safety and mental wellness.” 

Student Chiarra B. enjoyed the class, and talked about she is glad to have the understanding vital to help her buddies if a have to have arises. 

“A lot of my buddies are in AP classes and have a lot of tension on their plates,” Chiarra talked about. “So I figured, if I take this education it could help them in some way.” 

Thank you to our neighborhood partners for bringing this opportunity to PSD students!

A blond woman stands next to an interactive whiteboard in front of a high school class

Henderson Bay Greater College Counselor Annie Schuster teaches students about what to do if an person they know is suffering a substance use overdose all through a Mental Wellness Initially Assist course. 

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A booklet lays open to a comic strip on a students table

Curriculum presented by the Tacoma-Pierce County Wellness Division teaches students how to interact with their peers suffering from mental wellness troubles. 

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A woman with dark hair stands in front of a classroom speaking with a teacher, holding a booklet

Communities In Schools Peninsula Strategy Director Laurel Shultz teaches a class at Henderson Bay Greater College on Mental Wellness Initially Assist.

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A booklet lays open on a table showing diagrams and steps of overdosing first aid.

A booklet displaying what to do if an person is overdosing lays open on a student’s table. 

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