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Mental Health Awareness Week May 1 - May 5

Break The Stigma Ribbon

Next week, May 1st- 5th, we will participate in a Mental Health Awareness Week called "Break the Stigma."

During this week, we will be promoting awareness and the understanding of mental health issues. Our aim is to encourage people to seek help when they need it and to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.

Below is the logo we will share on our social media pages and several of the activities we have planned to promote physical activity, reduce stress and anxiety, and provide emotional support. We plan to share messages on our social media channels using the hashtag #breakthestigma. By doing so, we can help amplify our message and reach a wider audience.

  • Social media posts each day about age appropriate coping skills, common mental health conditions, self care tips, and ways to reduce the stigma

  • A visit from the therapy dogs

  • An “impromptu, middle of the day” dance party in our gymnasium to promote physical activity and spending time with friends.

  • A DJ playing during one day our lunch periods because music can be a great stress reliever

  • Every student  will create an “I AM”  statement to post on the wall in our main hallway to celebrate that we are all unique in our own way. 

  • We will also have a dress down week using the themes below:

    • Mellow Monday- Wear your pjs to relieve stress and lower your cortisol levels.

    • Twin Tuesday- Team up against stress. Dress like a friend because you are never alone

    • Wear your Green Ribbon Shirt Wednesday- Through generous donations, we have purchased shirts for each student to wear. Green represents the green  light to reach out for help, if needed

    • Tie Dye Thursday- Colors can represent a wide range of emotions. It’s okay to express them!

    • Rocket Fam Friday-Wear your spirit gear to show your support of our Rocket family

We hope that you participate in the activities planned for the week and partner with us to break the stigma of mental health. 

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