We are in the process of filming the Hear Me Now documentary which we plan to release in December 2019. This documentary shares the stories of several students and their journeys with their own mental health. This film premieres to school faculty in early December and will be released online shortly after.
We are currently trying to raise money for the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at Golisano Children's Hospital here in Rochester, NY.
CPEP is for people dealing with a psychiatric crisis, particularly those who are at risk of hurting themselves or someone else. During this process, you see several doctors, nurses, and social workers, who will determine what the next step will be; from CPEP, a person is either admitted to an inpatient or partial program, or referred to outpatient services.
This process can take a lot of time, especially if someone is waiting for admission to inpatient; it can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, and all of that time is spent on the couches and chairs, which are in need of an upgrade. Help us make this experience a little bit better for all of the children, teenagers, and relatives who go through CPEP every day.
Hear Me Now will be hosting a community walk on May 9, 2020 to fundraise and raise awareness for this cause.
Our work in suicide prevention initiative takes place during suicide prevention week in September every year. We have placed encouraging messages on every locker in our school and provided information on mental health resources as well as coping mechanisms.
The Community Project is a new program which focuses on the effects of mental health within minority communities. More information about our work coming soon!