Dexter Regional High School Collaborates With Community Partners to Support Student Mental Health
Today, on April 14th, Dexter Regional High School is hosting a Mental Health Day event for students. The event has been organized by the school's Positive Action Team, with the aim of helping students build a sense of community, learn about resiliency, explore coping skills, and manage stress. In today's fast-paced and often stressful world, it's essential to prioritize mental health, and this event provides a valuable opportunity for students to do just that.
The day will include a variety of activities, such as roller skating, paint pouring, ping pong, Zumba, crochet, cards and games, arts and crafts, and more. The Positive Action Team will also provide information to students about the mental health resources available to them at The Prevention Café. The day will end with a staff versus students basketball game, and if you ask me, my money’s on the younger folks.
The Positive Action Team's efforts to address substance use prevention, mental health and well-being, suicide prevention, and ensuring a safe school environment are reflected in the Mental Health Day event. The team is a collaboration between Dexter Regional High School and Northern Light Mayo Hospital, and is also supported by Helping Hands with Heart and Penquis Youth Engagement.
The event will feature various activities such as mindfulness exercises, creative workshops, and informational sessions to raise awareness about mental health. The Mental Health Day promises to be a fun and engaging opportunity for Dexter Regional High School students to take a break from their studies, relax, recharge, and explore new skills and resources to support their mental health and well-being.