Monday, March 11, 2019

AG Launches Students Against Violence App

Lord Protector Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

Attorney General Jim Hood launched an app Monday for students struggling with depression, bullying, drug use, and other problems common among teens.

The “Students Against Violence” app is a place where students who are struggling with thoughts of suicide or are in a home where there is domestic violence can turn to local and national resources to help them through such situations. The app includes categories for depression/anxiety, self-harm, suicide prevention, youth drug abuse, bullying, school violence, teen dating violence, domestic violence, underage drinking, and electronic cigarettes.

“I know kids won't go look at our office's website for brochures that we have on these topics, so we decided an app like this would be a better way to reach them,” General Hood said. “I hope kids who don’t feel comfortable talking to someone in person about their problems will be able to use this as a first step, recognize their problem, and find a way to address it.”

The app, which is available for free download on iPhone and Android phones, breaks out the situations listed above into separate sections, describes what a person may feel, think, or experience during that scenario, explains warning signs to identify in yourself or others, and lists resources for more help, such as the Mississippi Department of Education’s “Connections” Hotline for school violence reporting or the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Helpline. The phones numbers are directly linked so the user can call from within the app.

“This information isn’t new, we’re just presenting it in a new way to students who do everything from the palm of their hand,” General Hood said. “I encourage teachers, school counselors, coaches, and anyone else who works with teenagers to encourage them to download this app. It could be the thing that prevents them from causing harm to themselves or others.”

"I am proud that General Hood and Mississippi are the first in the nation to provide this valuable resource, not only for Mississippi’s youth but for those who work with youth,” said Jason Foundation President Clark Flatt. “I am proud that so many of Mississippi’s state agencies lent their support to enable this app to address so many issues facing our youth.”

Judge Paul Summers, former Tennessee Attorney General, and member of the Jason Foundation Board of Directors, echoed his support.

“My friend, General Jim Hood, has implemented the first statewide program to save young lives in America,” Summers said. “This the first partnership between JFI and the attorney general of a state in our nation. I applaud Jim’s efforts, and we hope to implement similar programs in all AG offices around the nation.”

This project is a collaboration between General Hood and the Jason Foundation, with input from several state agencies and partners such as the Department of Mental Health, Mississippi Department of Education, Mississippi chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi. The Jason Foundation, Inc. is a group dedicated to the prevention of the silent epidemic of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators, youth workers, and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.


Anonymous said...

This must be a campaign weapon because an app that addresses bullying can surely be used against Tate.

Anonymous said...

Hood has got to be the most useless and worthless AG the state has ever had. It seems he's always wanted to be a social worker or something because he's scared to death of prosecuting anyone. In his present role, the best thing he could do is have a bullying junior/senior in high school presectured to the full extent of the law and do some time. That would send a message that the adults care about your safety. God only know how worthless Hood would be as a Governor.

Anonymous said...

Well, when he tries to prosecute, it is the most epic failure ever seen. See RSS x2

Anonymous said...

138... Tate is gonna lose regardless. Thanks for playing though

See ya later Vicki Slater said...

Reeves is going to lose to RSS? Don't think so.

Anonymous said...

1:38, you actually typed out that comment and clicked submit before you thought better of it? You think the attorney general of the state should start prosecuting grade school bullies? And you think calling him worthless and useless for not doing this is supporting your idea that he is not genuine in fighting bullying? Any idea how pathetic and hypocritical this makes you sound?

Anonymous said...

Hood has left no remarkable impression on keeping Mississippians safe. This is merely a gimmick for re-election. The state if rife with corruption, the state auditor is uncovering lots of embezzlement, but Jim Hood sits on his hands, and says nothing.

Anonymous said...

@3:38 No, he is not genuine in fighting bullying. As stated above, it's an election year gimmick to make you "feel" like he's doing something. He's done just about nothing for Mississippians in his current role because he's one of the swamp creatures.

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