#Stigma180 is the name of an anti-stigma initiative aimed at reversing the stigma surrounding mental health – “doing a 180.”  You’ll see the hashtag #Stigma180 used to tie different elements of the campaign together across social media, buildings, and school and community events.
The campaign was created by Specialized Services staff with the following goals in mind:
  • to provide accurate information and resources about mental health
  • to increase awareness, understanding, sensitivity, and responsiveness to mental health in our schools and community
  • to engage members of the district and community in a dialogue and conversation about mental well-being and overall health.
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#Stigma180 Community Seminars

Seminars are free, but registration is encouraged.
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Teen Savvy and Safe
March 13th – 6:30-8 pm
Chanhassen Lecture Forum S100

Staff from Sexual Violence Center will provide tips to keep teens safe on the Internet, while watching for worrisome safety behavior and mental health needs in connection with online use. The Sexual Violence Center (SVC) is a non-profit agency focused on ending sexual violence and abuse by challenging the system and individuals, providing education and supporting survivors of violence or abuse.

Supporting Teens with Suicidal and Self-Harm Behaviors and Urges
March 19th – 6:00-7:30 pm
Chanhassen High School Lecture Forum S100

Some teens struggle with suicidal or self-harm urges. As a parent, caregiver or educator you want to help but it can be scary, overwhelming and sometimes hard to understand. Heather Anton, MA, LPCC, will speak on ways to respond and share interventions that support teens experiencing these behavior and urges.

Parent Tool Kit: Teen Stressors and Positive Mental Health
April 9th – 6-7:30 pm
Chaska High School Blue Forum B100

Staff from MyHealth, will speak to statistics around teens’ mental health, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and how to best support them and cultivate resiliency and positive mental health. Staff will also share what teens share with them about what stresses them out and what they need from their parents and supportive adults. MyHealth is a non-profit clinic serving teens and young adults ages 12-26 in need of a safe place to receive medical and mental health care.

HELP! I’m Concerned about their Mental Health
April 16th – 6-7:30 pm
Waconia High School Room C207

Have you ever been faced with the challenge of not knowing what to do? This session will provide you with the information needed to help your child or student through a mental health need. Staff from Nystrom and Associates will provide information on common mental health warning signs, how to respond to these identified needs, and provide information as to how to get help. To register email Madalyn Larsen at  larsenma@district112.org


Madalyn Larsen
Family School Coordinator

Remi Ereku
Family School Coordinator