Mental Health: Why It’s Important

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Mental Health: Why Its Important

Eleanor, Reporter

Mental Health Awareness Week was last week! (October 3 – October 9)th. The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Week is to educate people about what it feels like to struggle with mental health, and to remove prejudice/misconceptions about it.  Ms Shackel said, “I think it is about making sure every student and teacher is educated about what mental health is, and how to get help if they need it.”

NSA doesn’t formally celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week in a big way, like an assembly, but instead celebrates it in smaller ways. Mrs. Shackel says that NSA celebrates this week by doing things that are fun, like Art Club,  Project Cornerstone, discussions, and “other things that help us celebrate.” Most of the work on it is student projects. Mrs. Sitte said that some 8th graders are doing their 20% projects on Mental Health Awareness Week.

Though NSA has always spread awareness during Mental Health Awareness Week, Mira Lowitz, an 8th grader, said that NSA should have done more. Mira says that North Star should have spread more awareness, saying “I think it is really important.”