SADD Club Highlights Mental Wellness


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Stress Management

Brian Gring

Looking for a way to give back this year and to help fellow students? SADD club just may be the answer.

SADD or Students Against Destructive Decisions is a club best summarized by its mission statement “SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives. With chapters across the entire country, it is their goal to be the change in the lives of others. 

Every month, SADD focuses on a specific problem or need in the youth community. January is mental wellness month, highlighting methods to maintain psychological health. In February, the focus shifts to body image and the dangers of eating disorders, by promoting ways of eating healthy and boosting positive body image. March is anti-bullying and anti-violence month, focusing on stopping bullying and violence in school. Then April spotlights suicide prevention as well as raising awareness about safe driving. During May, the club works to enourage upperclassmen to celebrate prom and graduation safely. 

In November, SADD focused on red ribbon week prior to the shift to mode 3 with the purpose of creating awareness about drug misuse. The club placed posters around the school and put red ribbons on cars in the student parking lot. 

Our local chapter here at St. Joe is led by co-moderators Mrs. Fransted and Ms. McNulty. The student leadership is led by co-presidents Lily Pracht and Luke Reynolds. New members are always welcome. Meetings are generally held on flex Wednesdays in Mrs. Fransted’s room. Contact Mrs. Fransted at [email protected] or Ms. McNulty at [email protected] if you are interested in joining.