2019 Has Been An Amazing Year
We are on the road finishing our last few assemblies, summits, and trainings, and you know what? I think you and I need to pat ourselves on the back a little!
I’ve been working in schools since 2006, and I can honestly say that 2019 is the year that the tide turned on mental health. With every school I visited, every one of you that I talked to, every student leader I worked with, I can tell that the focus on mental health is real. And it is already making a huge difference.
I sincerely believe this is an important milestone that we have all reached, and I hope that you will continue building a school culture where students are resilient and your campus feels connected.
It can be hard to see the changes you’re making from the front line, but I can tell you from my front row seat as I watch educators and students and parents work every day at making things just a little better…
It is adding up.
You are making a difference.
We will succeed in making mental health a priority in this country.
So give yourself a second and take a celebratory moment with me here.
Ok, I know the holidays are a busy time, but for many of our students, the experiences they have on campus can have a big impact entire holiday season. Let’s make that impact positive! In her latest blog, TEEN TRUTH’s school counselor, Penny Knight, offers 3 ways to boost the spirit of giving on campus. CLICK HERE to read the blog or CLICK HERE to download her free lesson plan.
P.S. I know some of you are facing budget cuts as you head into the new semester, so we wanted to create a special offer. Veteran youth speaker Danny Esposito has joined our team, and as a new TEEN TRUTH speaker, we have the opportunity to offer him out to FIVE lucky schools at a discounted rate. If you are interested in hosting a pilot program for this energetic and fun loving speaker, please let me know. You can CLICK HERE to read his bio or email me back to learn more.
JC Pohl, LMFT
President & CEO, TEEN TRUTH