Men­tal health aware­ness

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - FRONT PAGE - BY NORM STRICK­LAND

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.

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