More Than Sad Program- Signs and Symptoms of Teen Depression
At Fairhope Middle School, all 8th grade students participate during their Social Studies classes in the More Than Sad Program in September which is National Suicide Prevention Month. The focus of the program is the signs and symptoms of teen depression, which is featured in the DVD, More Than Sad.
Click Here for the More Than Sad website which features a video clip from the DVD which is shown to the students. A copy of Facts About Depression In Teens is given to the students after discussion of the film occurs. Mrs. Doyle, the 8th Grade Counselor, also has a brief question and answer time with the students after the showing of the film.
The More Than Sad Program is presented after the 8th grade orientation PowerPoint by Mrs. Doyle which addresses how to access the School Counselor as well as bullying prevention information.