Mental Health Awareness Month

This month we are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month, and next week it is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. According to Childrensmentalahealthmatters.org, 1 in 5 children (20%) and adolescents may have a mental health condition at any given time. It is important to remember that a child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health.

This month, students will engage in activities to practice mindfulness (i.e. nature walk and breathing exercises), gratitude, and a positive attitude/mindset. Children’s mental health is strengthened by supportive relationships and environments and can be put at risk by stress and negative experiences (CDC).