On Friday, September 8, the Transitional Living Program (TLP) team participated in a bus tour challenge around central Ohio. The challenge was designed by TLP manager Amanda Glauer to prepare staff to assist young people in TLP as they plan their transportation.

The 2017 Huck House Transitional Living Program (TLP) Bus Tour Challenge

The 2017 Huck House Transitional Living Program (TLP) Bus Tour Challenge Last Friday, the Huck House Transitional Living Program (TLP) Team participated in the first-ever TLP Bus Tour Challenge. The challenge was designed by TLP manager Amanda Glauer. Despite her team’s loss, Amanda was happy about the day and everything the team learned. She answers […]

September 10th: World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death

Nearly 1 million people complete suicide each year 

For every 1 person who completes suicide, approximately 20 more attempt suicide 


  • Suicide is preventable
  • World Suicide Prevention Day was first recognized in 2003
  • Recognize suicidal behavior
    •  https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/suicidal-behavior/index.html
  • Reach out to someone who may be struggling
    • https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else/
  • Reach out if you need help
    • https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/

1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255
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Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Available 24 hours everyday

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat:
http://chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx

September: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  This month the Huck House Blog will focus on suicide and mental health statistics, risk factors, warning signs and what to do if you, or someone you know, needs help.


Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in people ages 10 – 24

90% of people who die by suicide had a mental illness

20% of youth ages 13-18 have mental health condition

https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/Children-MH-Facts-NAMI.pdf

 

Mental health issues are burdened with unwarranted stigma and misconceptions. Ending the stigma could help so many teens and young adults who are contemplating suicide.

 

The first step to ending the stigma is educating yourself and others. Visit https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions for an overview of the most common mental health conditions.

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Huck House Alumni Event

HH Alumni photo for FB

 

In 47 years, many incredible people have walked through the doors of Huck House. Join us to reconnect with former staff, board members, and volunteers….

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Rooks Tavern, 195 Chittenden Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201

 

We want to hear from you, whether you are able to attend or not. Please take a moment to fill out this questionnaire.

If you would like to stop at Huck House to tour the shelter and carriage house, staff will be happy to greet you before or after the event. An RSVP is appreciated but not required. Contact Sonya Thesing, development director, at sthesing@huck-house.org or (614) 298-4103.

 

Source: Short North Arts District via Facebook

Why should we support Pride?

On Saturday, June 17, about 50 Huck House youth, staff, and friends will march in the 2017 Pride Parade.

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When one of our family counselors asked if he could put together a group to march in this year’s pride parade, “yes” was such an easy and automatic answer that we didn’t think too much about the question. We got to work registering and ordering t-shirts and adding rainbow items to our Amazon Wish List. Then, as we started talking to youth and staff about marching, they started sharing their answers to “Why should Huck House support Pride?” Here are two great responses. Read more

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Huck House Youth Award Winner Chakhinia “Chi Chi” Galbraith

Anyone who meets Chi Chi knows instantly there is something special about her. She never gets down about her circumstances, but stays focused on creating a positive future for herself. Raised and adopted through the foster care system, she didn’t grow up in the easiest environment. When circumstances caused her to leave home and family […]

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Huck House Youth Award Winner Aniyha Rivers

At the age of 17, Aniyha felt that she could become homeless at any moment due to intense conflict with her mother that often resulted in Aniyha being kicked out. Aniyha had lived with her mom since the age of 13 and never felt like her mom really wanted her in the home. Due to […]

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Huck House Youth Award Winner Jerman D. Price

Jerman first went to the Star House in the summer of 2016 at the age of 20. At that time, due to a lack of support from loved ones and himself, he was homeless and unemployed, and living between a tent and a shelter. Jerman gained employment through the Godman Guild and began making steps […]

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Huck House Youth Award Winner Sara Parker

When Sara first came to Focus Learning Academy in 2015, she had one credit under her belt. She has faced a tremendous amount of adversity throughout her life and she has risen above it all to become a successful student as well as a positive individual. Sara battled abuse, drugs, and a life of crime. […]