Mental health awareness
Students in Ramea learned about mental health and mental illness in young people.
On Tuesday, March 15, school counsellor Ruby Penny was at Ramea and did a presentation for grades 7-12 students at St. Boniface All Grade School on “Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness in Children and Youth.”
The presentation consisted of a 35-minute slideshow on mental health/mental illness, as well as a mindfulness activity.
After the presentation, they watched the Hollywood movie “Call Me Crazy,” that depicts the lives of five individuals suffering from a mental illness and how this affects not only their own lives, but the lives of the people around them.
Each student received a registration bag full of mental health/illness brochures and pamphlets, youth magazines, pens, pencils and “swag” material.
Students at St. Boniface All Grade School in Ramea were given a presentation on mental health recently. The students, from left (back), Brandon Keeping, Jonah Fudge, Jeffery Giles, Ewan Lieb and Keesha Skinner; (middle) Joshua Sackman, Hunter Lushman, Dylan Northcott, Summer Green, Haley Northcott, Brianna Warren, Bobbie Rose, Amy Rose and Shannon Young, (front) Stephanie Hatcher, Justin Sackman, Rebecca Compton and Megan Warren.