It Starts with You(th): Engaging Youth in Deeper Conversation Around Mental Health and Suicide

In an effort to highlight new and creative ways school-based health staff are engaging youth in conversations around health and well-being, we are starting a series called It Starts with You(th). Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools has partnered with Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT) to produce Ghosted, a “new educational theatre production [that brings] the mental health…

Feeling “Ghosted” No More

Crossposted from Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools New educational theatre production helps bring the mental health challenges that many young people deal with out into the open. Note from the editor: Ghosted will be presented at the following King County Schools in Fall/Winter 2019: Rainier Beach High School (Seattle) – November 6-7, 2019 Franklin High School…

Save The Date! 2019 School-Based Health Retreat

UPDATE: AGENDA RELEASED! We are thrilled to announce that Seattle City Councilmember, Lorena Gonzalez will be leading our welcome this year and Marya Gingrey, Director of Equity and Community Partnerships at Healthier Here will be giving the keynote address. 8:30-9am – Coffee and networking 9-9:15am – Welcome from Seattle City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez 9:15-10:15am – Keynote with…

King County Program Aims to Help Students’ Mental Health

Cross posted from Seattle Magazine More and more students are stressed, depressed and even suicidal. Can a new King County program make a difference? It’s a small but alarming statistic. Among kids ages 10–24, suicide is the second-leading cause of death in King County. “We used to have a kid that we needed to hospitalize…