Developing a Mental Health Campaign for Campbell County Middle and High School Students

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Northern Kentucky University
"Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among adolescents and teens. Suicide awareness and resources needs to be addressed for youth experiencing suicidal thoughts. This fall Campbell County Drug Free Alliance reached out to our class asking us to develop such a resource for Middle and High School Students. In order to increase mental health awareness and available resources we developed a health campaign postcard. A review of current research was conducted on different awareness methods and found that abundant resources are crucial when creating a health campaign relating to mental health discussion. Understanding how the resources influence teen suicide and suicidal thoughts was relevant in lessening the stigma surrounding mental health issues. In response our postcard consisted of a main message “Be the One” followed by local and national resources for teenagers struggling with mental and emotional health concerns. Over 5,000 postcards were printed and delivered to middle and high school students throughout Campbell county."
2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Students Mental health services, Campbell County (Ky.)