2021 Suicide Prevention Week
April 26th - May 1st - Students of the NFA Prevention Council, SAB, Project Outreach, and the NAACP Youth Council have worked to develop programming and activities on campus and in the community that focus on suicide prevention and mental health awareness. This week is an annual effort among the three local Norwich High schools and community partners.
Suicide prevention is everyone's business. We can be the one to help a friend, loved one, or even a complete stranger. We will focus on the warning signs, how to get help, and the resources in our local area. We will also focus on dealing with stress and finding support when needed. There are events and programs for students, parents/guardians, and faculty and staff.
Spirit Week Schedule
- Monday - Wear purple and teal for Suicide Prevention Week
- Tuesday - Dress to show us your favorite hobby, sport, or what makes you happy
- Thursday - Wear your favorite inspirational t-shirt or sweatshirt
- Friday - Seniors - in honor of "What's Next for Me Decision Day" wear your college, career training, or military gear.
All others wear Red and White to show our spirit and that we are all a part of a great network of support for each other as wildcats.
Adult QPR Training
Ann Daigle from the Brian Daigle Foundation will be hosting a virtual QPR training for adults on Wednesday April 28th at 7pm. Ann lost her son to suicide and will share with the auduence the warning signs of suicide, how to ask questions, and how to access help for those in need. Sign up can be done through Norwich Youth and Family Services. More info can be found here.
Local Support Services
A Student Overview of local support services will be held virtually from 1pm to 3pm on Wednesday April 28th. Members of the UCFS Mobile Crisis Unit will be presenting on aspects of suicide prevention and mental health and their services as well as student discussion. The google meet link for that presentation can be found here. No registration is required.
Break the Silence - Conversations about Suicide
Thursday evening April 29th Join the NAACP Youth Council and UCFS for a virtual community Forum "Break the Silence - Conversations about Suicide" at 7pm. See Flyer for more information.
Annual Suicide Prevention Walk
This year our walk is virtual. We would love to have people sign up as individuals, teams, or as family. This is a community event that will take place May 1 - 31st and is free to register. All who register will receive a swag bag and those completing the walk will be entered into a gift card drawing. Registration info can be found here.