8th Grade Mental Wellness Screening

October 15, 2018

Student reports of depression and self-harm have been an ongoing issue county-wide. On Monday, November 12 – Tuesday, November 13th 8th our clinical support team will be introducing a county-approved wellness screening curriculum to our 8th grade students during health and PE classes. During the program, students will watch a video which will help students to identify signs of depression and distress in themselves and others, as well as what to do if they, or someone they know, are experiencing these symptoms. After the video, students will complete a wellness survey. More information is being sent about this optional screening. Parents of 8th grade students are invited to preview the video and learn about the curriculum on Monday, October 22 at 9:00am in the Langston Hughes Middle School lecture hall.