in Montana Schools
Charles McGahan (Mac) taught 42 years in Montana public schools as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, and principal. In 1974, when he experienced his first student suicide, he began developing a teaching strategy that was based on relationships and relevancy. He talks to groups by using stories, songs, testimonials, videos, and whatever he can get his hands on, that will get his message across.
His message: It comes out in a Question: "Who are you?" Mac's belief is that the student, when given the support/tools, can defend themselves from depression and suicide. It is up to the school to give them the tools.
The district must provide the environment that will change the acceptable culture that permits suicide. Mac is offering to personally visit with groups for them to get a sense of what he has to offer. If there is interest, he is eager to provide workshops.
In order to make this opportunity available to schools, student unions, teachers, etc., Charles McGahan is offering to visit your school if you can cover his mileage and lodging. To find out more information or schedule an event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-529-1113.