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Club Seeks to Raise Awareness for Mental Health Issues

By Alexis Kobane
Copy-Editor | The Pacific Times

NP3 High School’s Project: Mending Minds Club works to discuss and provide mental health support for NP3 students.

Returning NP3 High students may be familiar with the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Club which focused on educating, advocating, and raising awareness about mental health.

While Project: Mending Minds aims to focus on similar goals, this club is under new leadership. Senior Molly Trouchon, a previous leader of NAMI, is joined by seniors Marlei Gonzales and Simran Shergill  to lead Project: Mending Minds.

“We are very much aware of mental health here on campus and a lot of teenagers these days are struggling with mental health. We wanted to create a space for students to have a safe space to talk to someone and to educate people about mental health,” Trouchon said.

Project: Mending Minds’s main goals is to educate students about mental health in order to create a safe space where students can feel comfortable to talk about related issues.

“We hope they find awareness, relief, and a friend,” said Gonzales.

During meetings, Project: Mending Minds leaders plan to discuss topics that students are interested in such as coping strategies, stress, or how to help others with mental health struggles.

Project: Mending Minds also hopes to fundraise to support mental health and for projects to help students with their own mental health.

The club leaders have already begun to post materials about study tips and suggestions for handling stress in their Google Classroom, which students can access with the code: ee7aqiv.

Project: Mending Minds does not meet every week and students can look out for any upcoming meetings in the announcements. Their meetings are during lunch in Cherise Wabinga’s room, G-1.

If students have any questions, they can contact Trouchon ([email protected]), Gonzales ([email protected]), or Shergill ([email protected]).

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