If Krysta Bradley were a Major League Baseball player, her walk-up music would be "Don't Stop Me Now," Queen's energetic anthem of positivity. A veteran teacher in the SCESD (and an alumnus of Monterey Park School) Bradley just accepted a new role within the District—that of TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) for Educational Technology. Working in collaboration with the District's Instructional Technology Department, her new mission is to collaborate with and support teachers, so they can in turn support students and help them become "future ready" in whatever capacity they need.
People experiencing a mental health crisis have a new way to reach out for help in the U.S. They can simply call or text the numbers 9-8-8. Modeled after 911, the new three-digit 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is designed to be a memorable and quick number that connects people who are suicidal or in any other mental health crisis to a trained mental health professional. "If you are willing to turn to someone in your moment of crisis, 988 will be there," said Xavier Becerra, the secretary of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, at a recent press briefing. "988 won't be a busy signal, and 988 won't put you on hold. You will get help."