Depression and Suicide Prevention
Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by a persistent and difficult to manage sadness. It is a complicated mental health disorder and is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Having depression is a common risk factor for suicide. It's important to understand and recognize depression so that you can take steps to treat it.
Adolescent Depression Awareness Program
The Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) is a program developed by Johns Hopkins University to educate young people about the signs and symptoms of depression and how to address those signs and symptoms safely. At Nordonia, we provide this program to our students during 9th Grade Health class. If you have questions about this program at Nordonia, please contact Dr. Deb Wallace.
"13 Reasons Why"
"13 Reasons Why" is a Netflix series that premiered in March 2017. The show quickly gained popularity among teens however it also inadvertently sensationalized suicide and could be especially triggering for some audiences. Since its premier, many discussions have been had and resources created to help families process the events that occur in the series in a safe way. Below are some resources for talking with your teen about this show.