Let's face it, some things are hard to talk about. We’re here to help. Below are links to some information about some of those not-so-fun, but oh-so-important topics that kids and teens have to confront every day. These resources are here to keep you safe and provide you with ways to get help for yourself, a friend, or another who might be struggling.
|Anxiety, Stress, and Depression||Bullying|
|Dating Violence||Online Safety|
|Preventing School Violence||Self-Harm|
|Sexting and Sextortion||Substance Abuse|
Help a Friend
Students who do not feel safe at school have a harder time reaching their academic potential. OK2SAY is available to support your efforts by providing activities and ideas to help bring positive change. Consider having your students take the pledge and use OK2SAY to bring kindness, inclusion, and awareness activities into your school.
Additional Teacher/Counselor Resources
- Do The Write Thing
- OK2SAY Cyberbullying Discussion Cards
- The Difference Between Reporting and Tattling: MOTIVE
Here are some questions to help you spark thoughtful discussion after an OK2SAY presentation:
Promote the Michigan Student Safety Initiative by adding OK2SAY promotional digital media assets to your website, virtual classrooms, hallway digital signage, or print our other promotional materials to help keep your school informed about OK2SAY.
Suicide Prevention - Holding On To Life
When a person is in crisis, family members may have many questions. This toolkit is designed to provide some answers. While no one can guarantee someone else's safety, this information may help you feel more confident and better prepared to give the care and attention your loved one needs through this challenging time.
The toolkit is designed for the family member of a person 15-24 years of age who is experiencing a difficult time in his/her life. If your loved one is a different age, you will likely still find this information helpful.