at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater
The Active Minds organization is dedicated to saving lives and building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on students and young adults ages 14-25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States.
Whitewater High School
The Hope Squad Program at Whitewater High School is a school-based, peer-to peer suicide prevention program designed to create a safe school environment, encourage wellness and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health. The program is led by Hope Squad Advisors - educators & counselors who have been trained in suicide prevention and work with the student body every day. School suicide prevention involves educating the school community and increasing mental health, connectedness and resilience. Intervention involves recognizing when someone is at risk for suicide and referring the person the mental health resources.