SOURCES OF STRENGTH
Sources of Strength is an evidence-based suicide prevention program that harnesses the power of peer leader influence to change social norms and culture. Sources of Strength promotes help-seeking behaviors, connection to trusted adults and development of protective factors that help reduce risk of suicide, bullying and substance abuse. Sources of Strength focuses on, and teaches, eight core strengths that we can all foster and lean upon.
Our mission is to spread Hope, Help, and Strength into every corner of our community.
Our mission is to help students and staff turn to their strengths and their supports that are all around. We are Connectors to Help and Strength.
Our mission recognizes that our voice has great power and we use it to BREAK the SILENCE when someone is struggling, and to connect them to the help they need and deserve.
We are a group of diverse students and adults from many different corners and cultures of our school and community. We believe that life has ups and downs, that all of us will go through good times and tough times. Our mission is to ensure that during the rough times no one gets so overwhelmed or hopeless that they want to give up.
Peer relationships are vital to the success of the program. One goal of Sources of Strength is to have every peer group represented by a peer leader. Sources of Strength may not reach every student, but a peer leader associated with Sources of Strength can take what they learn back to their peer group and connect their peers to a trusted adult.” Sarah Graham, Co-Director of Counseling, Adult Advisor
Peer leaders serve as connecters to hope. They spread messages of strength by using their voice, their music, their behaviors, and their belief that hope is possible.
We Spread Hope by focusing on stories of strength, rather than on stories of trauma. We know our most powerful impact comes from our personal actions, conversations, and messages that use our music, our art, our writing, our activities, our social media, our culture, and our voice.
This gives life to our efforts.