Teachers Become Students for Project Aware

Sullivan, IN. - Tuesday, teachers, coaches and other educators in Sullivan County had a full day of "Project Aware." 

They learned how to spot problems, how to talk to kids about serious topics like suicide and they learned another important skill.

Youth say nobody listens, we are being trained to listen," Janet Rose said. "We are being trained this is their time to talk  about what may be bothering them.

Project Coordinator Janet Rose says one in five youth will have a mental health challenge. 
she shared some disturbing facts.

Indiana is number two in the nation for the number of kids who think about suicide and number ten for the number who attempt to take their life.

So far Hamilton Center has trained about one thousand people with "Project Aware". This year, they hope to reach an additional 700.

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