By Emily Datri
Here at Shen we now have the “ R U OK?” program. It is anonymously run by fully trained operators. Mr. Craig Chandler, a Class Assistant Principal at Shen High School, also helps run this program. Chandler was asked how he thought the”R U OK” program was going to help students. He said, “ I think it’s an outlet for kids who need help.”
Kids can use this when they are afraid to talk to adults because they’re afraid of the outcome. Kids can talk to someone without fear of judgment, giving them a safe place to turn.
Chandler said, “I have yet to meet someone without a concern and it gives them a place to unload their problems.” Having this available to kids is a good idea because it can save a lot of people who need help.