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Mental Health

November 15, 2020

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Mental Health Amid Covid-19: Update

May 19, 2020

As the days get longer in quarantine we continue to see distress in the mental health of others. Many popular news outlets like CNN, Time Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times have posted articles on how...

Mental Health Amid COVID-19

April 15, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to increase we start to see a decline in mental health as well. This could be brought upon by many things such as not being able to leave the house, the nerves of this disease...

Stigma Around Mental Health

To believe that you are okay is what, Rebecca Melendez, 12, deems most important for mental health. “Mental health means to me that you are okay and believe that you are okay because from my experience I have seen my friends say they are okay when they weren’t,” Melendez stated. “What helps me is sitting by myself to collect my thoughts listening to music. Yoga has also been a big help for me because it makes me relax from when I am in my head and overthinking.”
March 13, 2020

Dealing with Mental Health issues is very difficult, let alone dealing with these problems as teenagers, especially when we are barely figuring out who we are as people and what our purpose is.  By...

How Mental Health Affects your Physical Health

March 11, 2020

Many people are afraid to speak on the topic of mental health because society tells us it is not important, or at least, not as important as your physical well being. How can this be true with problems...

Art and Writing: Dealing with Anxiety

Attending Writing and Arts at the Writing Center on March 10, Jasmine Maldonado, 11, feels secure in a place outside of home. “It is important to make sure your mental health is stable so you won’t feel anxious or disoriented, especially because college and SATs are coming up.” Maldonado continues, “Also, a lot of people struggle with their mental health and it’s not healthy to have a lot of stress. Many people struggle to find happiness or to be positive. So I think what Downey High is doing is very resourceful.”
March 10, 2020

On Tuesday, March. 10, the Downey High student body recognized the struggles of the average student and made the day full of awareness on the topic of anxiety. A student-lead gathering was held in...

Meditation

During the second week of March, Downey High School dedicated a full week in regards to Mental Health. Sofia Rodriguez (Left), 12, and Tyler Hanks (Right), 12, spent their lunch in the Writing Center for a Meditation Session on Monday, March 9th. “I love the idea of Mental Health Week because it can help me and my peers out,” Hanks said. “When there’s a big test, I get really anxious but I try to think positive and tell myself that it’s only a test.”
March 10, 2020

Downey High School’s mental health week was kicked off on Monday, March 9, with a meditation session held in the writing center at both lunches. Students were provided with mats and chairs to help them...

Mental Health Awareness Week at Downey High School

March 9, 2020

The week of March 9-13, Downey High School will be hosting its first ever Mental Health Awareness Week. The main idea of this week is explaining mental health and why it is ok to talk about it, along with...

Stigma Around Mental Health

February 4, 2020

Dealing with Mental Health issues is very difficult, let alone dealing with these problems as teenagers, especially when we are barely figuring out who we are as people and what our purpose is.  By being...

How Mental Health Affects your Physical Health

January 4, 2020

Many people are afraid to speak on the topic of mental health because society tells us it is not important, or at least, not as important as your physical well being. How can this be true with problems...

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