S.O.S. is a comprehensive mental health education program for the entire school community. This year all 7th graders will take part in a 3 day program to increase their understanding of good mental health and also the signs of depression and suicide.
Parent please contact a mental health professional if you see your child in a depressed mood, with five or more of the following symptoms. Especially if the symptoms have been consistently present for a period of two weeks or more.
*Loss of interest of pleasure
*Signifigant weight loss or gain
*Difficulty sleeping (too much or too little)
*Fatigue or loss of energy
*Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriat guilt
*Difficulty concentration or making decisions
*Recurring thought of death or suicide.
In adolescents some other additional symptoms may indicate depression:
*Inattention to appearance or grooming
*Extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure
*Social isolation or withdrawal from social activities
*Self-harming behaviors including drug or alcohol use
*Difficulty with relationships
*Drop in grades.
If you are concerned about your child or a loved one please follow the link below to complete a mental health assessment and learn about the resources available to you in Lorain County.