Aevidum has come to Lampeter-Strasburg High School!
What is Aevidum, you might be wondering?
- A survey conducted last August by the American Psychological Association found many teens report being overwhelmed or depressed because of their high stress levels.
- According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, of children ages 9 to 17, 21 percent have a diagnosable mental or addictive disorder that causes at least minimal impairment.
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.
- Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University
Bullying, mental health issues, and suicidal ideation are not limited to one group of students based on culture, race, sex, age, socio/economic status, school rank, popularity level, or any other factor. All students are prone to becoming one of these statistics.
Aevidum's goal is to create positive mental health environments where all students feel accepted, appreciated, acknowledged, and cared for in schools and communities across the nation. It is the hope that in creating these positive environments and reaching out to students, these statistics will decline.
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On November 19, 2016 Aevidum is planning a 5K Run for Awareness/Pancake Breakfast to
promote awareness about the mental health issues facing teenagers today, how to recognize the signs, and where to get help. In addition, Aevidum is inviting all participants and their families to stay and socialize after the race at the pancake breakfast.
The hope is to continue to build bonds in the community for students struggling with these issues. Proceeds from the race will go to support Aevidum projects within the school setting.
The 5k Run for Awareness and 1 mile fun run will both take place on the L-S Cross Country Track. Learn More