Coming Up for AIR

Coming Up for AIR
Posted on 11/30/2018
Coming Up for Air guest speaker

The AIR™ student presentation is mental health education geared towards students, middle school through college age. It is a peer-led multimodal presentation: PowerPoint, video, interactive discussion. Every student receives a wristband with the AIR website on the outside and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline embossed on the inside. The presentersl emphasize that the wristband represents the students’ availability to their peers to provide empathy, understanding and support in times of need.  As part of the program, Attitudes in Reverse brought two of their Certified Therapy Dogs to the presentation. This program was brought to the West Essex Middle School, courtesy of the work of Mrs. Plesnitzer and the WEHS Health and Wellness Initiative. The non-profit company, Attitudes in Reverse, presented the program to the 7th grade health classes on November 27th and 28th.