WILTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS (6-8) AWARENESS WEEK
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.
School staff, teachers, and students dressed up in green for national children's mental health awareness day!
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.