Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015:Thursdayâ€¢C team volleyball at WHS , 5 p.m.â€¢Varsity/JV volleyball at Mulvane, 5 p.m.Fridayâ€¢Football at WHS vs. Goddard Eisenhower, 7 p.m.Saturdayâ€¢ACT Testâ€¢Tennis at Pratt, 9 a.m.â€¢Cross Country at Wellington, 9:30 a.m.Todayâ€™s Lunch– Crispito with Red Sauce, Romaine and Tomato, Golden Corn, Chilled Peaches, Cheesy Bread Stick and Milk.Tomorrow’s Lunch: Sloppy Joe, Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Tortilla Chips and MilkTodayâ€™s News*Casino receipts are due on Tuesday, September 15. You can drop them off in the office.*WHS Work Ethic Program will meet on Wednesday October 7 from 11:30-12:30 in room 411. Bring a lunch!*There will be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and a Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Saturday, October 3 in Udall.Â Stop by the office for more information.*Football players- you can turn in your $2 in the office for the football signs.*There will be a NHS meeting tomorrow morning at 7:15 in the auditorium. All members must attend.*Senior Boys- If you would like a Senior Shirt please see Julian or Wesley. The cost is $10 or $12 for 2x and up.*Seniors Girls- If you are interested in a Senior Shirt, there is a sign-up sheet in the office. See Allison McCue if you have any questions. Deadline to order is September 11th.*Students- Please add money to your lunch account before school starts. Food Service will not accept your check during lunch time.* Seniors: If you are thinking about makingÂ EmporiaÂ State University your college of choice, be sure to go to their website to view scholarship and admissions information. The website isÂ www.emporia.edu/admissions/scholarships.The college will be hosting four Black and Gold Visit DaysÂ Oct. 9 and 24thÂ and No. 6th and 20th. These visits include admissions and scholarship information, and residence hall and campus tours.* Students: If you are in need of school supplies, please see Mrs. Brown in the counselors office.*Sophomores and Juniors, Are you interested in taking the PSAT? The cost is only $14 and the test date is Wednesday, October 14th @ 8:00 a.m. If you are interested, please come see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselors office before September 21st.*Thursday, September 10th Staff Sergeant US Army Recruiter Benjamin Osborne will be in the commons during lunch.Guidance office news:College visits during lunch:Tuesday, Sept. 8th- Emporia State Univ.Wednesday, Sept. 9th- Bethany CollegeThursday, Sept 10th- Cloud County CCTuesday, Sept 22nd- Pittsburg StateWednesday, Sept 23rd- Cowley County CCThursday, Sept. 24th- SouthwesternWednesday, Sept 30th- Fort HaysFriday, Oct 2nd – Kansas State UniversityMonday, Oct 5th- Wichita State UniversityThursday, Oct 15- Baker UniversityFriday, Oct 16th- University of KansasThursday, October 22, Friends UniversityMonday, Nov. 2nd- Hutchinson CC.
Three new information resources were launched by Connecting for Life Donegal today to promote awareness of suicide risk.Mr John Meehan, Director of the National Office for Suicide Prevention introduced the resources at an event today in the Vestry, St Conals, Letterkenny as part of World Suicide Prevention Week.The Resources include a poster outlining the key services and phone numbers to contact in a mental health crisis, GP Patient Pathway for those experiencing a suicidal crisis, and a Family Information Pack to be issued when a loved one is admitted to the acute psychiatric unit. Photo Clive WassonThese resources are the latest developments from the Connecting for Life Donegal suicide prevention action plan, aimed at promoting awareness of suicide risk within the county.Connecting for Life Donegal was launched in 2015 and since then there has been a huge commitment from the health and other statutory organisations and the community and voluntary sector to lead on and support the implementation of actions.John Meehan, Director of the National office for Suicide Prevention at Connecting for Life Donegal. Photo Clive WassonDuring the development of Connecting for Life Donegal an extensive public consultation process took place which highlighted a lack of information about support services among individuals in distress and their families. In response a poster has been developed which outlines key services and contact numbers available in a mental health crisis. This will be publicly available across the county in a range of settings including GP and other health settings, workplaces and a variety of other public and social venues.An online version has already been distributed through the Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. An Irish version of the poster is also available. The public is encouraged to ‘take a photo’ of the poster so that the information is close to hand should they or someone they are concerned about ever need it. Inspector, Gretty Sheridan, encourages guest at the sucide prevention launch to take photographs of the poster with sucide help line and support details. Photo Clive WassonGPs are often the first point of contact for individuals in distress. In collaboration with the mental health service, GPs and the Emergency Department in Letterkenny University Hospital, the ‘Managing Suicide Risk in General Practice’ resource has been developed.This pathway provides a structured guide for GPs to ensure that individuals, depending on their level of suicide risk, are directed to the most appropriate service. The pathway will be distributed to every GP in the county immediately.Consultation with families bereaved by suicide (as part of a study conducted by the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF)) highlighted the need for additional information and support during times of a mental health crisis including admission to the psychiatric inpatient unit.Dr Collette Corry, Senior Research Psychologist NSRF. Photo Clive WassonSpeaking at the launch Dr Collette Cory, NSRF discussed the development of a Family Information Pack stating “This Pack addresses the important issues and questions which family members may have on admission of a loved one to the acute inpatient unit, such as how to explain mental health problems to children and how to support a family member following discharge from the acute inpatient unit.“This pack will be given to family members following admission of a family member to the inpatient unit. We are hopeful that it will prove to be an invaluable resource to family members”. John Hayes, Chief Officer Community Health Service at Connecting for Life Donegal. Photo Clive WassonAnne Sheridan, Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Resource Officer at Connecting for Life Donegal . Photo Clive WassonCliff Hayley, clinical Director Donegal Mental Health Services. Photo Clive WassonThe launch was attended by a number of HSE staff including Mr John Meehan, Director of the National office for Suicide Prevention as well as representatives from voluntary organisations and representatives from media outlets throughout Donegal.New suicide prevention resources launched in Donegal was last modified: September 11th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)