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MCPS Mental Health Fair educates students

MCPS Mental Health Fair educates students

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Julius West Middle School, the Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement held the MCPS Mental Health Fair in accordance with Mental Health and Wellness Awareness Month. This fair provided resources and outreach to those suffering from mental i...

New mental health club brings positive message

New mental health club brings positive message

By Bradley Furgerson and Eli Gordon

January 2, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

The CHS counseling department has developed a new stress management and mental health club called Thrive in order to help students identify healthy stress-relieving activities and maintain good mental health.   Counselor Makeyda Soriano, who is spearheading this program, previously sponsore...

Stop the stigma surrounding mental health

Stop the stigma surrounding mental health

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

May 27, 2015


Filed under Opinions

When I was in middle school, I used to cut myself. One day, one of my teachers made a joke about cutting. I sat there and watched my whole class laugh at an issue I was struggling with. It took me over two years to tell an adult about my cutting and depression because I felt ashamed, weird and afraid of...

CHS students attend national campaign on mental health

CHS students attend national campaign on mental health

By Danielle Kiefer and Hannah Yasharoff

March 11, 2015


Filed under Top Stories

Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization that helps provide veterans and their families with volunteer mental health professionals, launched their Campaign to Change Direction at the Newseum March 5 to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness. Several CHS students attended the event through UMTTR,...

NHS walks to raise mental health awareness

NHS walks to raise mental health awareness

By Birttany Goodman, News Editor

December 3, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Members of the National Honors Society (NHS) are striving to increase awareness for mental health during the 2013-14 academic school year. "Our main goal is to actually make a difference and to take action on issues that we feel affect our everyday lives," said senior and NHS treasurer Shira Rodman. ...

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