Calm Room Grant Awards

Calm Room Grant Awards Cook Center Awards Grants to Calm Rooms in 16 States and 24 Districts We have awarded grants to the following schools. We are excited to support them as they implement resources and solutions to support the mental health of their students. School Name District State Ben Franklin Elementary School Kenmore-Town of […]

Cook Center Leads the National Conversation About Mental Health Among School Administrators

The Cook Center for Human Connection hosted school leaders from across the country to a mental health summit in Pleasant Grove, Utah. The summit was co-sponsored by AASA, the School Superintendents Association, the Jed Foundation, and the Huntsman Mental Health Institute.  Around 70 school administrators from more than 30 states attended the three-day conference. They […]

Cook Center to Give $100K for Calm Rooms in Schools

Supporting youth mental health is one of the leading topics in today’s schools. The Cook Center for Human Connection will award grants totalling $100,000 to 20 schools across the country this year. “We want to do anything we can to support schools’ efforts in meeting the mental health needs of their students.” said Anne Brown, […]

Influencer for Good

The Cook Center for Human Connection has given its first Influencer for Good Award to Ashley Rose Reeves for her ongoing work that positively impacts communities and families.  Ashley is best known on social media for her brand of positive body image and productive parenting. She is a mom of four who empowers others to […]

Your Mental Health Resource- In Spanish

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Ayuda En Español By Dakota News Now staff Lifeline ofrece 24/7, servicios gratuitos en español, y no es necesario hablar inglés si usted necesita ayuda Read More

Did you know, the highest cause of death for people ages 10-34 is by suicide

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by: Nicea DeGering, Chelsea Perkins The Cook Center for Human Connection was founded two years ago to support youth mental health and suicide prevention and reduce the barriers that keep families from getting the help they need.   One of their initiatives is called and is a FREE resource of therapist-developed and led courses that offer parents help when needing to […]

“My Life Is Worth Living” starts conversations for students, school districts

By Dakota News Now staff DELL RAPIDS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – Talking through issues is a big part of finding a solution. That holds true for kids and adults which is why counselors from the Dell Rapids School District are joining other school leaders in recommending the short animated series from “My Life Is Worth […]

Cook Center for Human Connection and Bend Not Break Foundation Suicide Prevention Concert!

Schedule Sat May 07 2022 at 06:00 pmUTC-07:00 Location Maverik Center | West Valley City, UT COOK CENTER FOR HUMAN CONNECTION AND BEND NOT BREAK FOUNDATION PRESENTSTHE SUICIDE PREVENTION MEGA CONCERT FEATURING ALEX BOYE. America’s Got Talent Alumni Alex Boyé, known for his dynamic African-infused music that has gained over 1 billion views on YouTube […]