Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Just Breath Campaign inspires Dupree School

Dupree students, working as Just Breathe Suicide Prevention Ambassadors, recently worked with Nicky White Eyes and Terri McLellan to bring more positive messages to the Dupree school environment. 

The six students met over the weekend and one school night to paint inspirational positive messages in the bathrooms at Dupree School. 

Some of the messages are “Just One Kind Word Can Change Someone’s Entire Day”; “Why Fit In When You Were Born to STAND OUT?!”; “Mirror Mirror On The Wall–There is Beauty In Us All”; “Your Mistakes Don’t Define You.” 

The students who painted the messages were Kennedy McLellan, Shayna Farlee, Clifton Birkeland, Maxwell Peacock, Tayla Thorstenson and Chessa McDaniel.

The Just Breathe Campaign was started by Nicky’s daughter, Sha’Teal Pearman, and is working to spread affirmative messages in an effort to prevent suicides throughout the area. 

Dupree JH students Kennedy McLellan and Shayna Farlee paint messages on the walls of Dupree school to help students think positively about themselves and the world around them. Submitted photo

One of the numerous inspirational messages painted through the Just Breathe Suicide Prevention campaign reminds youth and staff that while there is bad, there is also good, and we need to remember that good exists to prevent spiraling into depression. Submitted photo

If you know someone that is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please encourage them to seek counseling or call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.