Mental Health, what can you do?

Lime-lighting mental health awareness by faxpilot is marked with CC BY 2.0.


“Lime-lighting mental health awareness” by faxpilot is marked with CC BY 2.0.

It’s okay to not be okay, everyday kids all over the world are faced with so many hardships. During the school year you notice more and more kids slowing down, not putting in as much effort as they did toward the beginning of the year.

According to the Washington Post, there was a study conducted by Challenge Success. They did this study from 2018 to 2020. During this study they found that high schoolers get an average of 2.7 hours of homework each school night.

“Remember there are resources at your school that want to help you. Parents and students can both easily reach out to FRC if they want more information on how to help each other or even to seek professional help.” Mr. Rosendale said

Homework takes up any of the other students’ free time leaving them drained and exhausted, overwhelmed and potentially lonely because school is their only time to socialize. According to the CDC in 2019 they found out that 1 in 3 students struggled with a type of mental illness, if you are one of the three you are not alone.

How can you help yourself and others that are battling a mental illness?

¨Let your friends know that you are a safe space, and that you can always go and talk to you” Junior, Baylee Shoemaker said.

Don’t force yourself on your friends just let them know that you are there for them judgment free. If you’re worried about them and they are not talking to you, don’t be afraid to reach out to a trusted adult.

Remember to not be afraid to reach out and help each other the best way to help someone is to let them know they are not alone. If you’re sacred for a love one and want to help you can go to the website here , for more information