Article: New Club at Lorain High School Aims to Promote Mental Health Awareness

New Club at Lorain High School Aims to Promote Mental Health Awareness

February 25, 2024 | A new initiative has taken root at Lorain High School, focused on positive change and raising awareness about mental health within the school community. 

Led by Itzai Ruiz from The LCADA Way, the program named "Voces para Cambios" or "Voices for Change" has gained momentum among students who identify as Spanish-speaking. 

Voices for Change is dedicated to promoting positivity, providing resources, and advocating for mental health awareness among students. The club members have been actively engaged in various projects centered around mental health, addressing prevalent issues high school students face today.

Meetings are held on Tuesday afternoons at Lorain High, where students gather to discuss relevant topics, share experiences, and plan activities geared toward mental health education. The club provides valuable data and resources to the student body, aiming to empower individuals to prioritize their mental well-being.

The club's recent focus has been on the theme "Todos Tenemos Salud Mental" or "We All Have Mental Health," shedding light on the importance of mental well-being and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

One of the group's objectives is to demonstrate that mental health is just as vital as physical health. The club encourages students to prioritize self-care and seek professional help when needed. School counselors are readily available to support and guide students facing mental health challenges.

For those interested in learning more about Voices for Change or getting involved, the group meets on Tuesdays at 2:15 p.m. in Room B112 at the high school. Together, let's foster a supportive environment where mental health is valued and prioritized.

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