Annual Report 2019

Boston Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships

Break Free from Depression

In the 2018-2019 school year, BCHNP clinicians facilitated Break Free from Depression in all three of BCHNP’s partner high schools, reaching 16 classrooms and 555 students.

What Skills Are Students Building Through Break Free From Depression?

The above figure represents pre and post data for students participating in Break Free from Depression in BCHNP partner schools in the 2018-2019 school year. Although the improvement in the number of students demonstrating more favorable (less stigmatizing) attitudes towards depression and suicide was small, there was a strong gain in knowledge related to depression and suicide. There was an even stronger gain in students’ confidence in their abilities to identify and seek help for signs of depression and suicide in themselves and their peers.

What Do Students Say Is Helpful About Break Free From Depression?

84%

Of students agree that they learned new information about depression and suicide

83%

Of students agree that they would recommend Break Free from Depression to a friend

Students say…

“After this program I know more about how I can get help or how I can help a friend. I am more knowledgeable on depression now.”

“It was very educational and it made some uncomfortable topics easier to talk about.”

“It's so important to know about this so you can help yourself or anyone that you think that is at risk.”

Who Is the Break Free from Depression Online Training Program Reaching?

Over 270

School professionals who have completed the Break Free from Depression online training

What Do School Professionals Say is Helpful About the Break Free From Depression Online Training Program?

96%

Of school professionals agree that they felt confident in their abilities to implement the Break Free from Depression curriculum after the online training

97%

Of school professionals agree that they felt confident in their abilities to implement the Break Free from Depression curriculum after the online training

97%

Of school professionals agree that they would recommend the online training to a colleague

School professionals say…

“The training was great - even in my role as an adjustment counselor, dealing with this type of thing on a daily basis, I still felt like it was extremely beneficial to me and I would absolutely recommend this training to others!”

“This will be invaluable as I move forward to assist others.”

“This program is amazing and I believe it will resonate with our students!”

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