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Vista High School celebrates Yellow Ribbon Week

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Committee produces Helping Hands board to uplift students

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Vista High School (VHS) teachers and students unite to spread suicide awareness on campus and in the community.

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Yellow Ribbon Committee Chair Mayra Navarro says, "We want to start a conversation and dispel the myth that talking about this topic is harmful. We also want our students to know that anyone can be a link and they can help someone change their mindset by saying kind words, suggesting self-care activities, and suggesting ways to connect."

Amongst the activities planned is a Yellow Ribbon Helping Hands display board meant to spread uplifting images. Both students and faculty have opportunities throughout the week to contribute their own creative works to the board.

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Devin Sioma, VHS Yellow Ribbon Committee member and school social worker, expresses, "Our campus team is dedicated to relaying this message in positive ways. We hope to spread awareness and show our students that there's always a helping hand reaching out to offer support if they are struggling."

For more information, please contact Brett Surguine, VHS Principal, at (928) 502-6800 or bsurguine@yumaunion.org.

The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is dedicated to preventing suicide and attempts by making suicide prevention accessible to everyone and removing barriers to help.

If you need to reach out to someone right now, please call (800) 273-TALK (8255) or text 'Help' to 741741.

Local News / Yuma County
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Caleb Fernandez

Caleb Fernández has always had an affinity for creative collaborations. Throughout his early education, he was actively involved in musical theatre. Upon earning his Bachelors degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Advertising/Public Relations, Caleb went straight to New York City where he learned the necessities of production assistance, photography and art direction.

Most recently, his work in strategic social media management has allowed him the blessing to work remotely while utilizing his skill sets of shooting still and moving images, retouching, scripting, editing, event management, and brand representation.

As a native of the Imperial Valley, Caleb looks forward to serving the KYMA/KECY-TV team in one of the most rewarding ways: by giving back to the Valley which helped raise him.

Please reach out via email at caleb.fernandez@kecytv.com if you’re interested in collaborating.

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