To increase students’ awareness and encourage students to prioritize their mental health, Lynbrook North and South Middle Schools in the Lynbrook Public School District celebrated Mental Health Awareness Month by providing an informational resource fair to students on May 11.
Seven community mental health agencies set up resource tables for students to visit during their lunch periods. Representatives provided valuable mental health education and information to students to build awareness of local supports available to families. School social workers Amanda Cioffi and Sandra Gettenberg also shared important resources.
"Students learned that everyone has mental health, and it is not a sign of weakness to seek help,” Ms. Cioffi said. “Exposure to these resources helps reduce the stigma of accessing supports and we are excited to have had the involvement of our community partners in mental health.”
Date Added: 6/8/2022