LUSBY, Md. – On Friday, April 22, 2022, Patuxent High School held its first annual Mental Health and Wellness Fair.
Students and employees had the chance to spend a while outdoors and go to totally different tables and take part in actions that promoted other ways that may enhance their psychological well being.
The actions included yoga, diaphragmatic respiratory, journaling, and rock portray. They have been additionally capable of find out about psychological well being matters associated to the LGBTQ+ neighborhood and minorities.
The occasion was made doable by funding from a behavioral well being grant supplied by Calvert County Public Schools in response to the psychological well being disaster being exasperated by the pandemic.
Local organizations comparable to Calvert Crisis Response, Adolescent Clubhouse, and the Calvert Library Book Mobile participated and helped set up the occasion.
“This year has been tough, adjusting back to regular school after a year of being at home learning. The mental health of staff and students needed to be recognized. We needed a chance to continue to address these issues, and I believe Friday’s event helped to do that,” Karin Ryon, a counselor at Patuxent High School stated. “It was joyful to watch our staff and students get outside, interact with each other in a positive way and learn some new things about how to take care of their mental health. I hope we can do something like this each year.”
Leaders at Patuxent High School stated they’ve plans to make this a recurring annual occasion.
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