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May 22, 2017










New News:

It's Mental Health Matters Month!  Start a Conversation About Mental Health

An important way to reduce stigma around mental illness is to have open and honest conversations with your friends and loved ones.  Research states that it takes young people 6-8 years, from the onset of symptoms, to ask for help. By starting a conversation and providing support, your loved ones may be more likely to seek treatment sooner rather than later.  Talking about mental health will help reduce the risk of consequences associated with untreated mental illness.  


What does it meant to have an open and honest conversation about mental illness?

If you are concerned about about someone in your life but not sure what to do,try taking these steps:


1.  Find a time to talk privately, and share why you're concerned.  Ask questions that call for more than just a one word response and then really listen.

2. Offer hope and support.  Let them know that struggling with mental health is quite common and that people can and do recover.

3. Follow-up. Ask the person how you can help, and follow their lead about what is helpful.  


Starting a conversation might be difficult but it can be the most important one you have.  If you believe a friend or loved one is at risk of suicide, see your counselor or visit the GRC right away.  You can also visit suicideispreventable.org to learn about the warning signs and how you can help.


Summer School:  Summer School is June 12 to June 30 from 7:30 to 12:15 each day. If you need to make up a failing grade in a class needed for graduation, pick up a Summer School application in the Counseling Office today. You can also find it on our school website.


Attention Seniors:  If you need your FINAL Transcript to be mailed to a college or university, stop by the Registrar Window ASAP for a request form.


Hey Hillers!  Don't  miss out on this great deal!  Year books that you may have missed out on from other years are on sale for $10 in the ASB Store at lunch.


Hello Foothillers! It is that time of the year to show your appreciation for our society! There is a Blood Drive coming up on Wednesday, May 24th!  Make an appointment and get your permission slip in room 775 today! To donate, you need a permission slip and an ID with your date of birth! You must be 16 or older to donate! For more information on how you can help to donate blood:  tiny.cc/bdinfo Please come and support the Blood Drive!


Hey Foothillers!  Don't forget to stock up on your Grossmont gear. Stop by the Student Store this week!


Seniors:  Grossmont College will be hosting a Parent Orientation Information Night on Wednesday, May 24th. Parents will learn more about the associate degrees, counseling services, financial aid, and university transfer options. Stop by and see your counselor for more information.

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