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Join the GUIDE YAB: Messages from Our Members

We are pleased to announce that applications are available to join the GUIDE Youth Advisory Board (YAB)! We are looking for hardworking, motivated young people who care about health and wellness and the community to serve during the 2023-2024 school year. All Gwinnett...

Becoming a Gatekeeper: Why It’s Important and How to Get Trained

What is a gatekeeper? A gatekeeper is a person who has direct contact with community members as a part of their regular routine and who is trained to identify the warning signs of suicide and refer those in need to supportive services. Why are gatekeepers important?...

Team Building Activity: Connection Shields

If you have a group who is coming together for the first time or is introducing new members, this is a great activity to get to know each person’s name and a new fact about them in a fun way. It also helps participants connect with each other by identifying...

Coping with Stress

Managing stress in healthy ways is important for your mental well-being. Stress is the body’s physical, emotional or psychological response to an external cause, such as an upcoming project or a busy time of year. Everyone experiences stress to some degree. (WHO)...

Team Building Activity: Discover Your Team

Looking for a quick and simple team building activity to do with a large group? Look no further than Discover Your Team for a challenge that affords your group the opportunity to practice problem solving, cooperation and building (silent!) communication skills. Time...

Team Building Activity: Connection Rope

If you have a group who is coming together for the first time or is introducing new members, this is a great activity to get to know each person’s name and a new fact about them in a fun way. It also helps participants connect with each other by identifying...

Make the Pledge

YOU can help prevent youth substance use! Parents are the #1 influence in a youth’s decision to avoid alcohol, tobacco products and other drugs. The good news is that MOST youth choose NOT to engage in substance use, and parents can help continue that trend! Did you...

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Have you heard? The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, can be more easily reached by calling or texting 988 or chatting at 988lifeline.org. If you need support or are worried about a friend or loved one, 988 is...
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