WILTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS (6-8) AWARENESS WEEK

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 During lunch, students signed the stigma-free pledge from NAMI.org. This pledge consisted of 3 steps to ending the stigma which is educating yourself and others, seeing the person (not the condition), and taking action.

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School staff, teachers, and students dressed up in green for national children's mental health awareness day!

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Each day a celebrity was recognized for their accomplishments in the face of mental health struggles. Each team in each color had a board where a picture of the celebrity was hung up each day after they were introduced during morning announcements. A description of the person was read and students had to guess who it was on a google form. We finished the week having a gallery of photos of people who were very successful with mental illness. Students placed sticky notes with comments about their accomplishments around the celebrity each day as well.