TECUMSEH — Psychological well being was on the forefront of everybody’s thoughts at Tecumseh Center Faculty Sept. 21.
For the primary half of the college day, the center college hosted the primary “Be Form to Your Thoughts” psychological well being expo, in response to a information launch from the district’s communications workplace.
The thought behind the occasion was to debate scholar wellness, with psychological well being being the principle subject. The aim was to advertise and foster psychological wellness.
The pressures of every day life are difficult even underneath the perfect circumstances. Because the COVID-19 pandemic continues, college students (and even adults) should still be coping with anxiousness and stress, which might have lasting results.
The “Be Form to Your Thoughts” occasion had a number of 25-minute minisessions that included matters on bullying, social media, wholesome consuming, dealing with anxiousness and speaking with dad and mom.
Greater than 800 college students from the center college took half, and over 65 individuals volunteered. The volunteers included present workers, Tecumseh Excessive Faculty college students, Tecumseh Excessive Faculty alumni and professionals from across the state.
The thought for the occasion was launched in Might by board of training member Mary Tommelein. A retired college counselor, Tommelein helped kind a committee that met over the summer time and continued to satisfy main as much as the occasion.
When college students weren’t attending the mini-sessions, that they had alternatives to find out about volunteerism, take photos within the “Why You Matter” photograph sales space and play some video games.
A motivational speaker made a visitor look. College students have been break up up by grades and headed to the Tecumseh Middle for the Arts to listen to from the keynote speaker, Mike Smith, who held two digital classes. Smith is the chief director for The Bay, a nonprofit skatepark in Lincoln, Nebraska. He’s additionally created the nonprofit group Skate for Change, which is a corporation that empowers younger skate boarders to assist the homeless of their communities.
All through the 2 classes, Smith talked about his expertise of studying the significance of being variety to others and caring about individuals aside from your self. He took that method late in highschool, carried it by way of faculty, and now in his skilled profession. He advocates for different marginalized individuals in his neighborhood, such because the homeless.
At the moment, psychological wellness is a subject that Smith touches on routinely. He says it’s important for individuals to know that it’s OK to not be OK.
“If the pandemic taught us something, it was that all of us realized we should discover ways to deal with ourselves,” Smith mentioned. “The trail to shifting ahead, the trail to vary, begins from inside.”
Tecumseh Excessive Faculty will host its first “Be Form to Your Thoughts” occasion in December.