This mental health and resilience program, for grades 8 to 10, is part of the Thriving Schools Resilience in School Environments (RISE) initiative. The program helps students normalize the conversation about mental health, break down the stigma associated with anxiety, depression, and anger, and lets them know they are not alone.
Ghosted tells the story of 4 students navigating life in high school while learning to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Together, the students learn about the individual mental health challenges they are facing and what options they have for seeking help. They discover that although their identities and challenges are unique, they are not alone in their struggles.
Through this program, students learn to:
- Combat stigma by normalizing mental health challenges
- Develop skills to talk about stress, anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention
- Identify coping strategies to build resilience
- Access resources for help