Mental Health Awareness Day at Pickford (MI) Schools

Start Date: 02/26/2020


This was the First Annual Mental Health Day for the students in the Pickford Schools. There were numerous other mental health organizations present and this gave us a chance to educate those on the mission of HOPE and the role of our dogs in a crisis or disaster. We staged in one corner of the gym, out of the entry/exit traffic path. A HOPE display table was set up nearby. Over the course of the day, we interacted with three groups of students: K-5, Middle School, and High School. About 500 in all. All interactions were very positive and it gave us a great opportunity to educate the school staff and we now are part of their crisis response plan.

Agency: Pickford Schools (MI)

Julia Meier and Ischgl; Kelly December and Daisy