Often in our society we avoid talking about mental health issues. There is stigma surrounding the topic; CHADS wants to erase the stigma. The best way to do this is to start a conversation and spread information on the topic. See how you can help us erase the stigma below.
Presentations offered to adults includes the SOS Training Trusted Adults® program, which educates parents and school staff about the signs and symptoms of adolescent depression and suicide so they are able to recognize and ACT® in order to help an adolescent who is struggling. Read full descriptions of all presentations offered to adults here. These programs can be offered to parents, faculty and staff members, and community organizations.
Signs of Suicide® (SOS) student presentations educate students on warning signs and symptoms of depression and suicide and how to help themselves or a friend who is showing warning signs. Other presentation topics include bullying, self-harm, and more. Click here to learn more about the presentations we offer to youth organizations, camps, and more.
Adult Survivors of Suicide Support Group
The Survivors of Suicide Support Group is an open, peer-facilitated group for adults (age 18 and above) who have lost a loved one to suicide. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:45-8pm. Meetings are held at the CHADS South County office. For more information about this group, please call Michelle Sellers at 314-270-2917 or Kellen Wolters at 309-750-3116.
Medical and Mental Health Professionals
To learn how you can partner with CHADS to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health, do this. To request information or materials for your office fill out our contact form.
You can make a difference in the lives of thousands of kinds in many ways. If you are interested in getting involved with CHADS by volunteering your time fill out our volunteer form.
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There are countless resources in St. Louis and the surrounding areas for people struggling with mental illness. See our complete list of resources outside of our organization here.