The Star - News, views and advertising of the Grand Coulee Dam Area

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

Natural Helpers say program is showing results


The Natural Helpers program at Lake Roosevelt High School has been a success, staff members and students say, and they want to keep it going.

The program, which used a student survey to identify 21 students to whom other students feel comfortable turning in a time of need, took those students on a multi-day retreat to K Diamond K Ranch outside of Republic last fall.

There, the Natural Helpers learned how to help peers deal with issues such as depression, suicide, drugs, alcohol, and physical and emotional abuse.

The program was discussed at a Feb. 25 school board meeting.

“A key part of...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

You might be interested in:

Reader Comments

Rendered 08/16/2019 12:08