High school clubs that are promoting mental wellness & erasing stigma by advocating awareness, silencing shame, embracing imperfection, reducing stress, inspiring laughter through connection, prevention, education and outreach! Each month our clubs focus on themes that highlight mental health issues and encourage self-care.
Mental illness is a disorder that disrupts a person’s thinking, feelings, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Mental health disorders are not the result of personal weakness, poor upbringing, or lack of character. “Ending the Silence” -NAMI
The YWC is a high school leadership program of the Mental Wellness Center that educates, empowers and engages students. Students develop leadership tools, learn about current mental health issues and resources in our community. YWC serve as officers in the YWC Clubs at their high schools.
"Your life matters!"
"Mental illness is NOT a weakness"
"It's okay to not be okay."
“We need to help young people and their parents understand that it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help,” she said. “A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.”
"It's not weak to speak. Ask for help."
"Everybody has a story to share."
"Sharing shows strength."
"You are NOT invisible."
"There is always help. There is always hope. Crisis & relapse happen in isolation ~ recovery happens in community."
"Depression is an illness, not a weakness and it is nothing to be ashamed of."