On Friday, our students heard from enlightening speakers on the topic of mental health. In a personally engaging fashion, the speakers explained how mental schemata and behaviors can be reciprocally reinforced toward both positive and challenging ends. It is thus important that students “mind their minds” in order to self-monitor and self-modify (if necessary) these feedback loops that can be triggered by school experiences (both positive and challenging). It is indeed important that students experience a circle of support from not only our staff but also from their classmates. Gratitude to Ms. Hawkins and Mr. Zweerink for bringing this event to our students and staff. We will begin opt-in follow-up discussions this week.
This project is part our strategic effort to support social, emotional, and mental health needs of our gifted students and is an out-reach effort of the Cameron J. Gallagher Foundation.