Sources of Strength
The Sources of Strength program at our school is a peer leadership program setup to help prevent suicide by creating connections within our school community with a focus on hope, help, and strength.
Spreading Hope, Help, and Strength
Sources of Strength (SoS) is a peer leadership program whose goal is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between caring adults and peers. The eight identified Sources of Strength are:
- Positive Friends
- Access to Mental Health Care
- Access to Medical Care
- Family Support
- Healthy Activities
- Spirituality - gratitude, generosity, and acknowledgements
Parents can help out by talking with your student about what their Sources of Strength (SoS) are that they can call upon when feeling anxious, sad, or angry. It's great to share yours with them too.