TW: This material contains information about mental illness, mental health crises, and suicide which some readers may find triggering. If you are ever in need of support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.
Hello PNW Key Clubbers,
I’m thrilled to announce that we have more than 440 attendees joining us for Key Club Days 2022! All attendees should receive a confirmation email with further details and information shortly, if they have not already. We are so excited to have you be a part of our first event of the 2022-2023 school year.
As we move into the school year, I want to remind you of an important topic: mental health. Often going ignored and unnoticed, mental health plays a key role in our lives. As selfless leaders we can sometimes over-extend ourselves, forgetting to take care of our own mental health and give ourselves the time and space to relax. This school year, I want to encourage you to take care of yourself and prioritize your own health when needed; it is an investment that is well-worth it.
Further, please take the time to check-in with others and see how those around you are doing. Checking in with others is also a great to kick off Suicide Prevention Week, where we aim to give voice to suicide awareness through advocacy, positivity, and education. Our Key Club International Partner, Erika’s Lighthouse, has created resources to make it easy for you to participate. Each day this week highlights a different aspect of the initiative to bring awareness to suicide. For instance, today’s focus is on giving voice to help-seeking, such as seeing a therapist or talking to a trusted adult. You can find more information and resources about this important initiative below. I would encourage you to get involved by promoting these resources on Social Media and within your school and community. Only together can we give voice to suicide prevention.