MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS DISCUSSION SERIES

The PTG is partnering with the Bedford School District to bring three Mental Health and Wellness events to our community. These discussions will be led by Diane Vaccarello (Licensed Family Therapist) and moderated by Superintendent Mike Fournier.

Each of these presentations will be held at BHS Theater (masks and social distancing required; seating is limited to 100) and will also be aired live on BCTV. These events are designed to be informal presentations focused on discussions that incorporate community questions and feedback on important mental health topics. Questions for any of the discussions (see below for topics) can be emailed in advance to bedfordnhptg@gmail.com or submitted at the event. The panelist(s) will do their best to address as many questions/concerns they can related to the discussion topic.  

Be sure to mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss these educational and beneficial discussions on mental health and our youth! 

PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID: Parents, Kids and Mental Health (Thursday, March 18th 7pm)
Moving through the psychological stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic

PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOLERS: A Deeper Dive – How to Best Support Your Teens’ Wellness (Thursday, April 8th 7pm)
During COVID and Non-COVID times

THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF COVID: How to Not Only Survive but Thrive! (Thursday, May 6th 7pm)
A focus on resiliency, regulation and relationships

Know the 5 Signs of Emotional Distress

Back in 2017 Former Supreme Court Justice Broderick spoke to students, teachers and parents of Bedford about his own experience with mental illness in his family, the 5 signs of emotional distress and the need to change our perceptions and remove the stigma surrounding mental health. Although this video is from 4 years ago, the message is still relevant today. 

The Five Major Signs of Emotional Distress with Former NH Supreme Court Justice John Broderick – Video Jan 2017 

 

Love Your School Support Drive

From Now til February 12th, “Love Your School” by donating to the Bedford PTG to help us continue our focus on organizing virtual programming and events, enhancing outdoor spaces, COVID mitigation supplies for teachers/classrooms, and assisting with student needs through guidance and nursing department support. Along with these efforts, a portion of funds raised during this drive will be used to do something special for our staff and administration at each school.

To donate via PayPal, click HERE. Anyone who donates during this time will be entered for a chance to win a $50 BVI or $50 T-Bones gift card.

We appreciate your continued support!

Principal Winter Reading Night

For those that missed Principal Winter Reading Night on BCTV or if you just want to watch it again…you can view it here… Principal Winter Reading Night

Thanks to BCTV, the Principals, Assistant Principals and Mr. Fournier for helping put this together!