PIEDMONT, SC (FOX Carolina) – Wren Excessive Faculty Commencement Coach Lisa Wilson says the Wren Excessive Faculty group has handled their fair proportion of tragedies over the previous couple of years.
“A number of who’ve taken their very own lives,” she defined.
As a approach to try to assist the varsity, the #SameHere Faculties Program is coming to Wren Excessive on Monday.
“I actually really feel that after a day with them that the youngsters are going to be far more effectively ready and geared up to assist a pal,” stated Wilson.
Wren Excessive Faculty is considered one of solely 10 Ok-12 colleges within the nation to get to play host to this system this yr.
Former NFL Participant Reggie Walker can be within the Upstate to share his previous experiences and personal journey with psychological well being.
He’ll be joined by #SameHere World CEO and Founder Eric Kussin on the faculty.
“Our mission is to normalize society’s notion of psychological well being and make it part of our on a regular basis dialog, so we try this,” stated Kussin.
In response to the Anderson County Coroner’s Workplace, 54 folks within the county died by suicide in 2020.
That is up from 36 the yr earlier than.
“Whereas increasingly persons are speaking, we’re nonetheless utilizing the identical language we did earlier than and that is the rationale we’re coming round to those colleges,” stated Kussin.
Wilson has a easy hope for her college students now and past.
“Provides everybody the instruments that it takes to assist another person and possibly even simply assist themselves,” she stated.
These packages throughout the nation are occurring due to a grant from the Nationwide Soccer League Gamers Affiliation.
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