For a second year in a row, Timber Creek’s Student Council is holding Mental Health Awareness Week from November 28 to December 2.
Mental Health Awareness Week shines a light on mental illnesses like Anxiety, Depression and PTSD. TCHS Student Council is using the hashtag #TCHSAware to help discussion about mental health issues.
“Mental Health Awareness Week is a week to basically highlight the mental issues students may encounter throughout high school,” Student Council Vice President, Kaylee Wyman said. “The holidays are a bad time for many. Some students are going home for a week with an empty house, no family or a family they really don’t like.”
Wyman discussed how the week came together. “Mental Health Awareness Week is to make students not feel alone and show that we care. We decided to partner with all the other KISD high schools to make the week bigger and have an impact that Timber Creek couldn’t make alone.”
There will be a candlelight ceremony to raise awareness for mental illnesses on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at The Rock Gym.
Every day of the week, students are encouraged to wear different colors to encourage positive traits and emotions.
Here are the dress up days:
Monday, Nov.28 is Anxiety awareness day – wear pink.
Tuesday, Nov.29 is Depression awareness day – wear blue.
Wednesday, Nov.30 is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, awareness day – wear green.
Thursday, Dec.1 is Attention-Deficit Disorder, ADD, awareness day – wear yellow.
Friday, Dec.2, wear your Timber Creek spirit shirt to unify Timber Creek and show support for one another.