WHAT ARE YOUR SOURCES OF STRENGTH?
A basic rule of life seems to be when people get stuck in hard things, there is pressure on friends, families, and bystanders to keep it quiet or try to handle it on their own.
These hard things can be: feeling hopeless and suicidal, harassed and bullied, stuck in unhealthy drinking and drug use, getting too angry and aggressive, or even feeling anxious, fearful, or worried to the point it’s hard to enjoy yourself.
Sources of strength believes that we can help when we see friends, family, or others stuck in unhealthy or even life threatening situations. We can help by connecting them to several sources of strength or support. We spread hope by focusing on stories of strength, rather than on stories of trauma. We know our most powerful impact comes from our personal actions, conversations, and messages that use our music, our art, our writing, our activities, our social media, our culture, and our voice. This gives life to our efforts. Whether you are a peer leader, parent, teacher, doctor, spiritual leader or counselor our message is simple:
DON’T TRY TO HELP ALL BY YOURSELF
On Wednesday & Thursday of this past week Augusta Independent Schools hosted a two day training with the KDE Division of Student Success for our Sources of Strength Adult Advisors and Peer Leaders. We are very excited about this program and look forward to spreading Hope, Help and Strength into every corner of our community.