Robotics Un;ted

FRC Team 4451: ROBOTZ Garage has decided to target Mental Health as the central focus of our 2019 Safety Plan. This issue hit close to home this fall when two former students of our small, rural school district decided to take their own lives.  Mental Health impacts the lives of the students, families, teachers, and mentors throughout the robotics comminuty.  We launced the "Raiders Un;ted" initiative at our local high school (Laurens District 55 High School) and we would like to expand it throughout the FIRST robotics community to "Robotics Un;ted".  

The basis for our inititive was "Project Semicolon" According to a July 2015 article in People Magazine, the project was started by asking others to draw a semicolon on their wrist to show support. "The semicolon was chosen because in literature a semicolon is used when an author chooses to not end a sentence. You are the author and the sentence is your life. You are choosing to continue.”

If you need help, we are including links for you to find help.  YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  Please talk to a guidance counselor, adult, mentor, or a friend.  Your story is not over yet!

Click HERE for tips on how to respond if a friend on social media is threating self-harm.

Laurens District 55 HS
5058 Highway 76 West
Laurens, SC 29360
(864) 682-3151
BOSCH/Rexroth Plant
8 Southchase Ct
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
(864) 967-2777