Students And Staff Host Mental Health Awareness Fair

 

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By Dia Gill | Web Managing Editor


In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, a Mental Health Fair was held today during all three lunches. Held in the gym and coordinated by students working in conjunction with counselors, the fair offered therapy dogs, yoga sessions, and booths set up by professional organizations. Some students were even taken out of class to attend the fair.

“I’m here because I’m in a psychology class and we’re learning about anxiety,” said junior Victoria Wendt.

Junior Mikenzie Roberts appreciated the variety of activities and information she had access to at the fair, but said she would like to see a longer block of time allotted to future mental health events. Unless they were attending for a class, students were limited by their thirty minute lunch periods.

“There was yoga, therapy dogs, outside organizations, mental health professionals, people from school, mindfulness activities, and other educational opportunities. I wish I could have pet the therapy dogs or gotten a stress ball, but there were really huge lines so I didn’t get to,” she said. “Hopefully in the future they will do these kinds of events more often and for a longer period of time so that everyone gets to experience everything that they want to and get as much out of it as possible.”

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