Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Let's Talk

Hedges Middle School supports proper mental health and mental health initiatives.  Grade 7 and 8 students are at the Robb Nash concert today at the Burton Cummings Theatre to hear good music and stories about mental health.  They will hear about the need to maintain proper mental health and some strategies to do so.

Here is a clip that the students were shown prepping them for the show today.

There are always lots of peers and staff to talk to at Hedges. If you need, Ms. Dueck is always available to meet, along with Mrs. Baydock, Ms. Jones or other teaching staff.  There is always the Kids Help Line as well.  1-800 668 6868

Help support fund Mental Health Initiatives with Bell. #BellLetsTalk

Hedges Middle School

Many people living with a mental illness report that negative stereotypes about mental illness, and the resulting potential for discrimination, causes them more suffering than the illness itself. As a result, two thirds of those suffering from mental illness are too afraid to seek the help that they need.

Mental illness affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. It can take many forms, including depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. Most individuals find ways to live with their illnesses but how they are treated by others often proves to be more of a challenge than the illness itself.

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 25 we are joining the conversation around mental health.
Stigma surrounded many diseases in the past, but concerted efforts to confront these attitudes resulted in change for the better, including better treatment, more funding for research, and greater understanding from family, friends and colleagues. The goal is to achieve the same level of acceptance and understanding regarding mental illness.

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will contribute 5 cents to mental health related initiatives for every text message sent, and mobile and long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers, every tweet and Instagram post using #BellLetsTalk, view of the official Bell Let’s Talk Facebook video and use of the Bell Let’s Talk geofilter on Snapchat.

You can also learn more about the five simple ways to end stigma and download the Bell Let’s Talk toolkit and begin your own conversation about mental health at home, school or in the workplace.

Join us as we work together to break down the stigma that surrounds mental illness.

Check out some pictures of the students at the Robb Nash concert.  KJ and Ana were interviewed by CTV at the show and Gurleen even got up on stage and sang.

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