Teachers (and others) donned hats on May 5 for Hats On For Mental Health day. The annual event aims to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health and remove the stigma associated with mental illnesses.
As this marks day three of virtual learning for @albertateachers and my Grade 8 kiddos, checking in with our mental health is more important than ever!
Caterina Lazor, St. Theresa Catholic School, Sherwood Park
Heidi O’Neill, Iron Ridge Intermediate Campus, Blackfalds
The leadership team at Brookwood School in Spruce Grove: Karen Stride-Goudie (left) and Rosanne McIntyre
#WatsontheWabbit would like to remind everyone to wear their hat for #HatsOnForMentalHealth day.
Caitlin Campbell, Cooper’s Crossing School, Airdrie
Especially now, check in on those around you, be kind, listen to their stories or hold space for the ones unspoken. Be gentle and compassionate. Each of us are doing the best we can with what we have in that moment.
Bonnie-Lynne Boehm, St. John XXIII Catholic School, Fort Saskatchewan
Johnny Dulku, Westwood High School, Fort McMurray
Proud to support Hats On for Mental Health! I’ve had my struggles and am not afraid to admit it. I’m trying to be stronger than the labels trying to hold me back.
Jill Stetsko, Holy Spirit Catholic School, Sherwood Park
I’ve had my own battles with mental health and am always here for anyone who is struggling.
Joclyn Beliveau, St. Nicholas Catholic School, Sherwood Park
Now more than ever our students need this reminder. It is OK not to be OK. Normalize mental health issues and if you need to talk, reach out to someone you trust.
Marty McKeever, Paul Kane High School, St. Albert