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National Alliance on Mental Illness Club launching at Edgewood High School

NAMI On Campus

National Alliance on Mental Illness - High School

 

Did you know?

  • 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental health condition.  
  • About 37% of students ages 14+ with a mental health condition will drop out of school.
  • 50% of adults with mental illness reported having symptoms by age 14.
  • Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 10-24 years old.
  • About 20% of youth ages 13-18 experience mental disorders.

(Source: https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/Children-MH-Facts-NAMI.pdf)

 

Edgewood High School NAMI On Campus High School Club’s main purpose is to create awareness and dialogue on campus about mental health and well-being while assisting in eliminating the stigma of mental illness through support, advocacy, and education. In joining Edgewood High School NAMI On Campus High School Club, students will learn about mental health, warning signs of mental illness, and how to be a supportive friend. This club is not a support or therapy group.

 

NCHS Edgewood High School and NAMI San Gabriel Valley have a commitment to support mental health awareness for our community. For information about NAMI On Campus High School Club contact Tracy-Lynn Herr at therr@wcusd.net, and for additional information about services for families and loved ones whose lives are touched by mental illness contact rick@namilaccc.org  or call 310.567.0748.

 

Empowering and making a lasting difference in the lives of our students!

 

Posted by: Roni Maddox, Ed.D Published:4/15/18
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and All Grades