ST. CHARLES – As a result of the latest Summit 303, St. Charles School District 303 has compiled a list of school and community mental health resources, according to a news release.
To download the list, visit www.d303.org and enter the phrase “Tools and Resources” in the “Search” box on the home page. The school district encourages everyone to keep this resource in mind and at hand to use or share.
District 303 began a new installment of Summit 303 in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shootings in Newtown, Conn., in December.
The installment focused on mental health as a key to school security.
Social isolation was identified as a component that can lead to acts of violence and begged the question: As a community, can we do a better job of identifying that someone is becoming disconnected from their family and friends; and if so, do we know what to do to help that person get support long before they feel compelled to take drastic action?
The district’s hope is that providing access to resources, safety and security will first be enhanced by supporting individuals through periods of emotional distress and moving them toward mental wellness.