ABOUT YWC

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The Mental Wellness Center works with thousands of people every year to improve and maintain mental wellness. We offer courses and activities for teens and adults to learn and practice self-management skills for better self-regulation; and We educate youth, families, and community groups about mental health so that we can take better care of ourselves individually and as a community. We help adults with mental health disabilities meet critical and basic needs as a foundation for their wellness. • WEBSITE •

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The Wellness Council [WC] is a high school leadership program of the Mental Wellness Center that educates, empowers and engages students. It was founded by Rachael Steidl who designed the program with students over four years. Committed to raising awareness & reducing stigma around mental health by promoting self-care & kindness. The WC Council serves as an advisory board to the YouthWell Coalition to provide a student voice

WC Clubs are campus-based and open to all students. WC Club meetings are an opportunity to make connections, destress, participate in campus leadership, earn volunteer hours, and make a difference in changing your campus culture.

WC Club ambassadors are upstanders that raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health by promoting self-care, positive stress management, and kindness through connection, prevention, education & outreach activities! WC Clubs conduct monthly wellness campaigns and events on campus in collaboration with other clubs and campus resources.

The WC Club launched at SMHS in the fall of 2016 and expanded into 4 additional high schools in 2017. The YWC Council was created in the fall of 2017 as a program of the Mental Wellness Center.

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ALEXIS MALATESTA

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RACHAEL STEIDL

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