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LFHS AP Psychology Classes Seeking Support for "Bring Change 2 Mind" Campaign
LFHS AP Psychology Classes Seeking Support for "Bring Change 2 Mind" Campaign

AP Psychology classes have taken a pledge to help Bring Change 2 Mind and end the stigma surrounding mental illness as part of their classwork. To create awareness and support, they are encouraging students, staff, parents, etc. to sign a pledge document (found in the greeter's office) so it can be added to the growing pledge gallery located in the Social Studies Dept. hallway on the 3rd floor.

Bring Change 2 Mind Principles:

  • I realize that mental illness is treatable and manageable.
  • I understand that everyone is a valued person and deserves to be treated with respect.
  • I will refrain from blame, shame, secrecy, social exclusion, stereotypes or discrimination.
  • I will change the language I use when I talk about mental health and I will educate those who use stigmatizing language. I know that words matter.
  • I will educate myself about the symptoms of mental illness and any side effects that may occur from treatment plans.
  • I will use appropriate resources to work towards the stability of a loved one or myself.
  • If I am feeling suicidal, I will reach out for help. If I know someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts, I will take it seriously and make every effort to ensure they get help.
  • I will reduce stigma in myself and in others by being open about living with mental illness, naming it out loud and raising people's awareness.
  • I will help change the way people view mental health. I will make a difference.

Links to check out:

Forest Scout article written by Maddy Moore, "Breaking the Stigma: The Reality of Depression"

Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

#StrongerThanStigma

First Annual LETS BC2M Student Summit Video

Please feel free to contact Brian Boruszak bboruszak@lfschools.net or Julie Harris jharris@lfschools.net with any questions.