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Mental health awareness week comes to WCHS

Therapy dogs were at school Tuesday and Thursday roaming the halls and provided a much needed stress relief for students.

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

February 6, 2020

The week of November 11th at WCHS was Mental Health Awareness week. November as a whole is Mental Health Awareness month, and this was the was WCHS was implementing self care into the students' schedules. On Monday, students and staff wore lime green to show their support for the cause. Even ribbon...

Possible changes push to improve mental health at WCHS

Students in high schools around the country are opening up about how they are feeling and about their mental health to help those around them.

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

June 5, 2019

A high school teacher from San Francisco has gone viral after making a poster that allows students to indicate how they are feeling mentally with colorful post-it notes. This innovative type of mental check-in begs the question: would something like this be beneficial at WCHS? High-school teacher...

MCPS Mental Health Fair educates students

The MCPS Mental Health Fair was held on October 27th.

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018

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

Sources of Strength will be replaced by the new mental health club, Thrive.

By Bradley Furgerson and Eli Gordon

January 2, 2018

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

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

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about mental health at the Newseum March 5.

By Danielle Kiefer and Hannah Yasharoff

March 11, 2015

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

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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