Project AWARE… Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education
Project AWARE offers mental health support and education to Sunnyside students, families, and staff.
AWARE is a team of Mental Health Professionals who offer individual, group and/or family counseling or connections to those services in the community to help address:
- Uncomfortable and big emotions such as anxiety, grief, depression, and anger
- Improving self-esteem and self-worth
- Suicide prevention
- Identity development
- Communication and relationships with peers, family members, teachers, etc.
- Changes in the home including parent separation, divorce, incarceration, deportation
- Increasing motivation to engage in activities once enjoyed
- Improving school performance or attendance
- Stress and fatigue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
- Developing achievable future goals
The AWARE Mental Health Professionals are here to support the Sunnyside community in a free, protected, and confidential space.
AWARE also provides professional development trainings across the district to increase mental health awareness and literacy to those who interact with school-aged youth such as suicide prevention and intervention, trauma-informed approaches, social and emotional learning, and de-escalation techniques.
Do you think your child/student is in need of additional help or support?
Contact the school counselor or administrator to discuss interest in a referral to the AWARE team or feel free to contact Project AWARE:
If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself
CALL 911 or GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM OR CRISIS RESPONSE CENTER.
You may also call one of the 24/7 hotlines listed below:
- Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call 988 or Text 988
- Community Wide Crisis Line: (520) 622-6000 or 1-866-495-6735
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741741
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