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2022 SPEAK Week

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SPEAK don't scroll
social media challenge 

the brighton youth commission will be hosting a social media challenge with different activities daily. Participate and follow instructions for the chance to win a self-care basket!
all week
plant hope poster competition
the brighton youth commission will be hosting a poster competition with participating 27j schools during speak week. the posters will focus on the next chapter- new beginnings and planting hope.

visit our byc fb page at the end of the week to vote on a winner!
May 2nd
9:00 am Or 5:30 pm at Brighton City Hall
May 4th
9:00 am at Brighton City Hall

OR 5:30 PM Virtual
qpr training in partnership with the pennock center for counseling
The qpr mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.

Gatekeeper resources can be found here

Resources for survivors can be here
may 3rd
may 4th
may 5th
may 6th
may 7th
speak don't scroll social media challenge

post requirements (in your caption):

  • Provide your school name

  • tag the byc instagram or facebook page

  • use that day's hashtag

SPEAK 2022 Video coming soon! 
kickoff speak week by watching this year's speak video which highlights the i matter movement. this legislations allows six free counseling sessions for young people.
2022 virtual SPEAK booklet
the virtual booklet includes speak schedule, warning signs of suicide, mental health resources and inspirational messages.
speak gratitude growth tree
create and decorate a tree trunk from construction paper or another creative way. have students fill out a speak gratitude growth leaf. they can use this template to write what they're grateful for. then, have students decorate their leaves and cut them out to decorate a class gratitude tree.
Wear Yellow Day 
yellow is the suicide prevention color. please join us in wearing yellow to spread awareness and break down stigmas of mental health.
Speak walk
join us on our journey to save lives! our annual speak walk starting in carmichael park at 7:15 pm.
moderation monday
reduce your phone and social media use for the day

two-hour tuesday
only use your phone and social media for two hours this day and post your app usage times

workout wednesday
go on a walk, do yoga or a workout routine instead of scrolling on your social media and post a selfie

thankful thursday
post what you're thankful for whether its a person, a pet, an object or something not tangible

self-care friday
do something to take care of yourself whether that be doing skin care, coloring, watching a movie, etc. and post it

spread your light saturday
join us at our speak walk starting in carmichael park
Don't forget to tag us! 
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  • Facebook
SC:  @the_byc


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