Many things beyond school impact the lives of our students. To support these aspects as much as we can, RISD is spreading awareness with its liveWISEliveHEALTHY program. Each month throughout the school year will feature a topic area with designed activities for students, staff, parents and the community, organized by RISD’s Student Services Department. Campuses will also be encouraged to initiate their own activities based on their specific student needs. The following topics will be covered throughout the year:
Safety and Security
Suicide Prevention and Awareness
Drug and Violence Prevention Education
Mental Health Awareness
Suicide Prevention and Awareness in September aligns with a national focus this month regarding the same topic. Activities include suicide prevention and awareness lessons, a suicide facts and warning signs presentation to staff, and special community presentations by the Halliburton Foundation set for Sept. 17 and 26.